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The Story Of

Our Skin Is Our Story

When I saw this image of an old lady's hands I was fascinated by the texture of her skin and how it had changed over time. I wanted to capture that texture and make a sensitive drawing. It was exhibited in the Longwick Annual Art Show and it was sold on the first day.

Sold

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I started by sketching out the hands and roughly putting down colour with pencils.

I found I could use a fairly limited pallet as far as the pencils I used. These are Faber Castell Polychromos, and you can see the effect that can be created with just a very few colours.

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Finished drawing with all the skin texture and colours I could find!

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