Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Hand study in conte

I am still enjoying the book "Draw Like Da Vinci", and have been doing some hand studies in terracotta conte sticks.  It is amazing how a straight line can indicate shape and form!  And yes, I am still avoiding doing painting right research into other artists' blogs has shown me that I am not the only one struggling with creative blocks right now.  Thank you to all the vocal people in cyberworld who comment and encourage all over the internet.  It is always appreciated and well recieved by the artist!

Hand study, detail


Anonymous said...

I love your line choices in this drawing! Is it a copy from one of Da vinci's sketches?

Rose Altom said...

Not a copy. I took a photo of a 'model' to work on the study. While the photo wasn't perfect for working with (it distorts some of the light and shadow) I also had my hubby pose when I had problems with an area.