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Art Instruction: Assignment 7

Updated on August 30, 2012

Modified contour drawing of your hand with the aid of the view finder.

For this exercise you will use the viewfinder to trace your hand. You will then use the tracing as reference for the basic proportions of your drawing as you redraw your hand (still using your own hand for reference for details) onto another sheet of paper.

Detailed instructions of the exercise can be found on page 105 of "The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain," which you should already have if you've been following along.

Instructions on how to create a view finder can be found in assignment 5.

If you don't already have it, get this book.

This exercise is one of the exercises listed in chapter 6 of "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain." Chapter 6 was assigned already, but if you have not read it yet, now is a good time.

Hints About Shading

If you want to do some shading on your hand, you'll find it useful to give your hand one light source. Indoor lighting often has more than one light source which will hide the form of your hand. By limiting your light source to one, you'll more easily be able to see how light works, which will help you establish the form of your hand with shading.

If you are following along. Post pictures of your drawing on you blog and link it here to get feedback.

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