Thursday, May 25, 2017

Adventures in Hand Modeling

Mixing Paint Illustration

As I mentioned in my book, I have always wanted to be a hand model. This came about years ago when I read an article about a woman who did hand modeling. In the article, she mentioned that she wasn't allowed to do the dishes since it ruined her hands. That idea sounded fantastic to me at the time. Washing dishes is one of my least favorite chores because I suffer from eczema and the soap always irritates my hands. Now if I could use the excuse that my hands were too important to do such a mundane chore that gave me itchy hands, I would definitely use it. Hence, my desire to be a hand model. 

So with this book, I became a hand model. I also got to show off my skill of sketching hands from years of sketching my own hands in church, sports events, boring meetings, etc.

Unfortunately, I still have to do the dishes.

The above illustration is from Chapter 5 of Watercolor 365. The chapter is on washes and this is an image of me mixing some paint. 

Here is the painted version:

And the photo:


  1. i hate doing dishes, so we got a dishwasher. i almost cried when it broke but hubby fixed it :)

  2. I'm glad I'm not the only one sketching my hands in church...:)


  3. Thank you for sharing valuable information.




  4. Please keep updating this blog, it's been too long. Great post! We adore this blog and This information is very good.