Sketching is learning, and though I have a lot to learn, I decided to start with hands this week. I spent hours and hours drawing hands - my own and from pictures in books. There are countless drawing books in the world, but I find the books about "how to draw Anime and Manga" to be the most helpful for most human anatomy. The drawing style has a lot of strong lines, which is something I struggle with constantly. And, because Manga and Anime are such broad genres, the books tend to provide a huge variety of practice poses.
Since I put so much time into my hands this week, I wanted to make a new painting to show them off. "Portrait of a Girl with a Bird" is now well underway. She has a long road to travel before she's finished, but I think she's off to a good start.