Jazz hands!

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I usu­ally al­lo­cate a good por­tion of time to paint­ing hands. They are de­tailed and nec­es­sary to get right. I’m us­ing my own hands as a guide, which ex­plains why th­ese are look­ing par­tic­u­larly soft for a barbarian. Pay care­ful at­ten­tion to colour – even Mr Beef­cake here with his olive com­plex­ion will have lighter coloured palms and red­der tones to­wards the fin­ger­tips.

July 2015

Re­search your fish

Tech­ni­cal de­tails are im­por­tant – when I get them wrong, I in­evitably meet some­one knowl­edge­able who gets hung up on the in­ac­cu­ra­cies. I know lit­tle about fish; the only ones I’ve put in my mouth were cooked at the time. I look at a lot of pic­tures but I like the shape of the fish in my sketch best, so I use my re­search just to add some au­then­tic­ity. Fish ex­perts, please do not email.

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