This is my hand value drawing I made in Art & Design class:
It’s a drawing of 3 hands in different positions, and 5 lines drawn across the paper. I shaded the edges of the lines/hands to make contrast between shapes. I used a 4b pencil to do this.
My hand gestures consist on one open hand, with all fingers out, a pointing hand, with the pointer finger and thumb out, and a gun-like hand, with the middle finger and the pointer finger out together and the thumb sticking out. I chose these gestures because they are all very common and can be seen every day.
I feel the pointing hand is very accusing, because it is pointing very harshly at someone, as if accusing them of doing something or making fun of them. I think the gun hand is very threatening, because guns are very threatening, and it is also very pointing-like. It seems somewhat judgemental. And I feel the open hand is very peaceful and vulnerable, because it is showing its palm and opening up without closing any fingers.
I think my drawing is showing the pointing hand and the gun-like hand are pointing at each other meanly, almost like fighting, and the open hand is coming in between them both and trying to stop them and bring peace.
I think the value and the shading bring help the hands stand about a little bit, and the darker spots help emphasise the lighter shapes. The separation of spaces help by making the picture more unique and detailed.
I think my drawing is successful, because I finished it and did follow all the instructions to draw it. And I think my shading stays somewhat inside the lines and it is very easy to tell what my drawing is a picture of, so I do think my drawing is successful.