Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hand Eye Study 1 by Taylor Lymbery
It's a sketchbook kind of day! Today I have hands, a couple of eyes and a mouth! Ooh! It's a bit creepy once you see the face in the middle. Hands are tough. I'm constantly using my own hands as models. Is that a problem? Not usually... not until I need to draw my right hand, and that's the hand that I use to draw with. There are hand models you can buy. I probably should get one, but what I am doing seems to be working fine for now. The trick to drawing hands is this: think of your hand as a flat rectangular box. Use an acute triangle for the base of your thumb. Then draw lines out for you fingers. Draw in spheres in the place of all of your joints in your hand. Then connect the spheres with little rectangular boxes that are the extensions of your fingers. With this basic model, you should be able to "pose" the hand and still be able to get the anatomy of it pretty close. It will take practice. The good thing about this method is that it gives you an easier idea of where shadows fall depending on the light source. Now, you don't have to use this method. This is how I learned to draw hands. If you have a better method and want to share it with me, please feel free to comment! You can also see this piece here in my deviantart gallery. 

All throughout the month of Movember, I'll be growing a mustache to raise awareness of prostate cancer and I'll be taking donations for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Do you want to donate?! Head on over to my Movember page to see photos of me struggling to make a blonde mustache show and to donate! 

Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

The long awaited issue 4 is now up for order. It's a great looking comic book! Head on over to the Bug Man site and see what I'm talking about!

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other two shows are The pilot episode, where Jeff and Josh Taylor break down the Pilot Episode in TV series, and The Loosely Based Podcast where Brynna and Jeff compare the book to the movie adaptation! The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:
Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff on facebook
The Loosely Based Podcast on facebook
The Pilot Episode on facebook

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