Would that I’d had a model, but I couldn’t afford to hire someone. So, I became my own model for hands too. I sometimes used a mirror and sometimes photographs. Regarding these drawings, I don’t post them as exemplary of good drawing, but as instances of everyday ideas being tried like scales and riffs on an instrument. They were casually and quickly made. And they, too, offered me freedom.
I was painting a commission, the kind of thing that pays bills. But in the studies, I could explore ideas.
[Top of the post: My hands, by Aletha Kuschan, pencil]