This was done during an all-staff meeting rather than a smaller department meeting, so I really could just listen & draw without bringing too much attention to myself. Besides, everyone else has their smartphones out & are playing games, so why can’t I do a little sketching?
So, obviously this is a another hand drawing done in Sharpie pen. I’m pleased with parts of it – the main thing I’m not crazy about is how my fingers turned out (some of the lines/proportions got a little too crooked in the beginning to fix later on), but I don’t think it’s too bad overall. I wanted to try & do bolder lines this time, and I have to say, again, how satisfying a dark ink line is!
The one thing about pen drawings is that I just start immediately with a contour drawing. Back in the day (ie, my childhood), this is what I did all the time, but then as I got older, I started learning to make a rough draft of sorts where you use simple shapes first to map everything out. I think it leaves less to chance. I don’t think I can really do that in pen, though…
Also – this hand pose is a little too similar to the last one. I’m gonna have to try a different one next time.