Sketchbooks: September 2020 (Part 2) featured image with multiple sketchbook pages collaged into a single image
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Sketchbooks: September 2020 (Part 2)

Happy Saturday! Posting one day after I last posted, ::gasp:: how is it even possible within this space-time continuum?!

Anyway, here is part 2 of my sketchbook pages from September – right before moving to my house! <3

Hand studie of two darker skined handes holding a cream-colored, porcelain tea cup and saucer set.
Sketchbook page of two hands studies, one hand pointing to the left, drawn with darker skin tone and purple nail polish. The other hand is resting on a book, this hand with lighter skin and purple nail polish

The wooden manikin hand I bought from Dick Blick was cool to study. It caused a light bulb moment: the pads of fingers are actually slanting 45 degree(ish) planes in space -not just like ending in round sphere sausages or something. I didn’t even realize I had been thinking of them as spherical until that moment of studying the manikin!

I used more of SenshiStock’s hand reference photo pack, as well as references. Tried to practice skin tones, which was fun. I’m really happy with how the hand on the last image came out (the one with a book and green sleeve). I put down a base of peach marker, then went over the lighter parts with a white colored pencil. It really pushes the light/shadow effect. I tried a similar process on the darker toned hands holding a tea cup, but I need more practice.

Also channeling my deep desire to have a succulent garden (or at the least a window planter!) by drawing a bunch of succulents, lol. Studied from more Pexels photos, of course.

I need to get some weekend chores done (sweeping! mopping! bathroom tile scrubbing! Blarg!). And maybe ::fingers crossed:: make a batch of oatmeal cookies. I did manage to make some homemade veggie cream cheese earlier around noon today, for some pinwheels (but with Tofurky deli slices, so that they were vegetarian). They were sooo tasty. My only regret is that I let the last onion bagel become moldy before I could eat it with the cream cheese, booo.

Now, though, I will postpone chores for some digital painting and maybe scribbling with charcoal sticks (the next mark making endeavor). And I’ve got “Ouran High School Host Club” queued up on Netflix to keep my company while I work!

‘Til next time!

Listening to: Rocks and Water, Deb Talan
Current mood: happy

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