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Pencil drawings of hands from life

It turns out that when I have a deadline due, I absolutely adore drawing my hands instead. This is great as it’s been years since I did any life drawing and welcome the practice. It’s also not great as the procrastination means leaving deadline stuff ’til the last minute. Anyway, here are lots of pencil line drawings of my hands:

Line drawing of hands with various gestures and positions Sketchbook drawings of hands drawn from life Pencil drawings of hands in sketchbooks showing movement

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Altered Moleskine journal inspired by Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market’ poem

An ink-illustrated Moleskine cahier journal illustrating part of the fabulous poem  Goblin Market  by Christina Rossetti, written in 1859. I studied & produced artwork based on this poem for my self-initiated illustration degree project a few years ago and continue to glean inspiration from it.

This one-of-a-kind journal depicts the suggestion of Lizzie being violated by the evil, cretinous goblins.

Goblin Market journal

An excerpt from the poem:

“Lashing their tails
They trod and hustled her,
Elbowed and jostled her,
Clawed with their nails,
Barking, mewing, hissing, mocking,
Tore her gown and soiled her stocking,
Twitched her hair out by the roots,
Stamped upon her tender feet,
Held her hands and squeezed their fruits
Against her mouth to make her eat.”

Goblin Market journal

Each of my altered journals is one of a kind because it is hand drawn (and cut) by me.

Goblin Market journal detail

Available to buy from my Etsy shop.

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