Albrecht Durer – Praying Hands
This excellent post demonstrates the use of light and shade in the right proportions to allow a very good likeness to be created of this classic piece of art by the German artist. The artist uses a basic step by step approach to allow the viewer to build up a representation of the Praying Hands.
Clear instructions allow visitors to progress gradually and acheive very rapid progress. It is not just the pencil in use here…the artist uses a blender and a paintbrush to add remove and manipulate the amount of graphite in the drawing. Using different grades of pencil allow the deeper shadows to be achieved; the highlight require the use of the blender and the eraser on the end of a pencil.