Sketching Hands At Yvan’s House

Here in Quebec City we’re still waiting for the opportunity to get out of our igloos so we can sketch outside.  Until the snow starts melting, however, we get together at someone’s house and sketch.

Stillman & Birn Nova


Stillman & Birn Nova

A favorite in that regard is Yvan’s place because he has a great studio that’s filled with an artist’s version of a cabinet of curiosities so there’s lots of stuff to draw.  When several of us gathered there I chose to draw plaster casts of hands.  I had a lot of fun with these but I made the mistake of using a water-based felt pen to shade them.  I know lots of people love felt markers but I can’t understand why.  Whenever I use one the results are streaky and splotchy.


4 thoughts on “Sketching Hands At Yvan’s House

  1. I’m not a fan of the streaky marker look either, and yet I still use them because they are so fast and handy. Don Colley smudges the Pitt ink quickly with a finger before it dries, which makes it blend a bit. I’ve tried that with mixed results. I really like the idea of sketching plaster hands! That would be great practice… I wonder where I can get some?

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