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Period Piece by Laemeur Period Piece by Laemeur
Student work. Ink on bristol, roughly 9x17", colour in GIMP.
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enrisantana Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
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344485453227283 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
two questions i have to ask:

how does one learn to draw hands well?

do you use reference?

don't feel obligated to reply. I am extremely impressed with all your work

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Laemeur Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
You /must/ use reference. No one ever gets good at drawing hands without looking at a lot of hands. In plenty of drawings, I don't use reference, either because I have a pretty good mental image of what the hand looks like from a particular angle (this comes with time from practice and observation) and/or the hand is not an important element of the picture -- but if I'm ever unsure, or if the hand is a big part of the picture, I always look in the mirror or take a photo or, if the other two options aren't available, just look directly at my hand as best I can. Or someone else's.

Hands are everywhere. Most people have two of them with them at all times. There's never a good reason for not using a reference when a hand becomes a drawing challenge.
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344485453227283 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
found it - hah. an entire year....wow

i'm finally about to put this advice to good use.

just wanted to say thanks.
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copperrein Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is brilliant. I remember back to my first typewriter, slowly pushing a key and tracing the mechanics up to the point where the letter finally hammered ink to paper.

Things sure got kind of...thin...nowadays...*sigh*
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SamMooney Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Awesome.

...that is all.
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Hieloh Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
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regourso Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well done.
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HoBoStIck42 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
very cool
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toerning Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
UUUGH I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU ARE A STUDENT it causes me so much strife. This is great. And hilarious.
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Andrew-Ross-MacLean Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
looking damn good man
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student Artist
its rather frustrating that you're a still a student while being so talented. it really makes me wonder, what it is you're learning!? is art school working for you? i've been thinking about it alot, frankly. but i just don't think i can bear the cost.
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Laemeur Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
To be honest, I'm a bit ambivalent. The first year of school is like a very, very expensive chore that I'm paying for the privilege of doing, and it's tiresome. I had two aims in going: getting a degree, and being immersed in art full-time so that I'll focus, get better, and quit being dilettantish about it. But -- and this may sound tremendously arrogant or egotistical or whatever -- no one I've met, no work that I've seen, and nothing I've learned thus far has excited or inspired me. So, while I still think my aims are sound, it's a bit of a muddle, y'know?
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student Artist
uff. i completely understand what you mean. and it doesn't come off as arrogant at all. I'm studying to get a bachelors in plastic arts, and i have to say that no class i've taken has taught me anything i hadn't already learned from following the artists i do online. But yeah, thanks for the insight.
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