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.
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.