In case my last post seemed too gloomy, I’ve actually been healing quite nicely. I’ll have my fingers back, more or less (less). After getting used to it, I’ve found I can draw just as well with three fingers. Which is good, because if I couldn’t draw I’d probably have zero impressive hobbies, unless you count spending too much money on things I don’t need as a hobby.
This is my image-heavy road to recovery. Follow along kids.
The first drawing I drew as part of my self-imposed physical therapy was rough and scratchy. I had a hard time controlling my lines, though I still like how it turned out. I then drew a circle to test myself. I… passed? I mean, it’s a circle in any case.
Getting better. I lovingly call the three right fingers I can still use the “dinosaur claw.” Sometimes people injure their dominant hand and adapt by becoming ambidextrous. I didn’t want to use my left hand, so I became dinodextrous.
Somewhere along the line, I found my groove. And so did this guy, because he looks straight out of the 70s.
It’s a bit hard to tell because of the picture quality but I switched to pencil here. This was a portrait I drew for a friend, so I wanted to make sure the resemblance came across and I did a lot of erasing and redoing to get there. This drawing took an embarrassingly long time because of that and this was actually the third attempt.
It’s still not perfect, but it’s hard to truly capture beauty. Also, y’know… crippled hand.
Yo, this dude’s got big ears.
I like her lips.
I’ve been meaning to get back into figure drawing. I just draw faces a lot. I mean, faces are cool. I have a face. You have a face. That’s cool. But other body parts are cool too.
The picture I referenced for this drawing just had an actual penis in place of my attempted censorship. I tried to make it look like he had shorts on, but the end result is that it just looks like his crotch is a pit of darkness. I’m sure there’s some Freudian analysis to be had there.
To come: lots of jokes about my hand, because after the first few days of blistering pain, I actually just find this whole situation incredibly funny.