Thursday

Hands # 2

Offering, Gwen Buchanan


This line drawing was worked from a photograph taken with my web cam
... wonderful tool for self portraiture.
I like the simplicity of Line drawings..  
... attempting to describe Foreshortening, Contour, Outline..
... chewed fingernails are a bad habit...



"To see a World in a grain of sand,
And hold Heaven in a wild flower,
To hold Infinity in the Palm of your HAND, 
And Eternity in an Hour"
from Auguries of Innocence,1... by William Blake,  1757 - 1827




7" x 9" line drawing, micron pen, 65 lb.  Canson  Universal recycled acid free paper


10 comments:

pauline said...

oh, i so love this. The simple, naked lines... the quote by William Blake. I appreciate your intelligence as much as i do your talent. Thank you for sharing. So glad we met... :-) xoxo

Carol Steel 5050 said...

The lines in the drawing carry mystery and power. You see into the heart of everything and pull that out for us to see.

pRiyA said...

That is an unusual pose. Foreshortening is difficult to do and possibly most artists avoid it for this reason. Your lines are beautiful and the composition on paper is perfect.

Guillaume said...

Beautiful quote, lovely drawing.

A Heron's View said...

Beautiful drawing an illustration of such wonderful simplicity

Sharmon Davidson said...

Nice drawing! Hands are very difficult to draw.

Tracy said...

Beautiful simplicity... and great foreshortening! :o) I've always loved that quote by Blake...Eternity in an Hour...*swoon*...

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thank you all,... It is amazing what lives in each and everyone of your minds... and most often our hands have a part in bringing it to the world.. cheers

Ruth said...

The posture and drawing are so wonderful! Combined with one of my favorite quotes, it is resplendent, transcendent. Together in a poster would be brilliant!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thank you my dear Ruth... William Blake was a many splendored man, and as the norm goes, was not appreciated as he should have been in his lifetime..