School: Juneau-Douglas High School
Drawing the contour line hands was really fun. I’ve always liked Michelangelo’s creation scene, from the Sistine Chapel. I looked up photos of hands and practiced a few, until I got what I wanted. I did the energy-colors of the wet-on-wet background first, so, if it accidentally got into the hands drawing, I could wipe it off without ruining the soft-blended skin tones. Then I outlined the hands to bring them forward more, and cropped the frame, to emphasize the more active, reaching hand.