Second Large Scale Drawing

Throughout the past few years I have been fascinated by hands because the different gestures tell different stories.. I wanted to go back to drawing hands because they were fascinating and challenging to draw. Hands are used as a nonverbal communication especially for deaf and those who are speech impaired. Not only this, hand gestures are used in everyday life including defending yourself, explaining a point or welcoming someone into a situation. I guess you don’t realise how often you use your hands and how much you rely on them in everyday living. I decided to drawing my own hand at a slight crumpled angle because it is a very relaxed pose and yet it still shows contours and lines in the hand. I thought it was a good gesture to start with as I haven’t drawn hands for a while. It is still quite a hard image to work with but still a good way to start.

I wanted to continue exploring the way Alison Lambert works by fixing different torn pieces of paper together. After the first drawing where I used masting tape to hold the pieces of paper together, I decided to try a different approach and used PVA glue to hold the paper together. I started with just a small pieces of ripped paper and adding pieces as I added to the drawing. I have never worked this way but found it really worked as I was focusing on one part of the drawing at a time. I am fascinated by the way the image is starting to come together by adding paper into it and completing the drawing.

I did struggle with parts of drawing so the work has taken longer than I thought. Having not drawn hands for a while it took a lot of time to get the proportions right. I will be continuing the work with the willow and compressed charcoal.

second hand
Nina Williams, 2019, Claw

Author: ninasartspace

Based in Cardiff studying Fine Art at the Metropolitan University. Originally from East Sussex. The career goal is Art Therapy with adults who suffer from PTSD and other mental issues which affect so many of us on a daily basis.

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