Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sign Name Designs

Students practice contour line drawings by using sign language symbols for the letters in their name.  Balance and unity are achieved by adding color to the background in a conscious manner.

I demonstrate how to draw hands simply by drawing a circle for the palm and cylinders for the digits. Once the shapes are placed according to the hand position, a contour line can be drawn over the initial sketch.  It is very important for students to use their free hand as a model, creating a realistic and 3D interpretation of the hand by adding fingernails and wrinkles.

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