Sometimes a gesture says more than a thousand words… Sketches done in dip pen and ink(colour island coffee), with a wash, in moleskine. Share this:PinterestEmailPrintFacebookLinkedInRedditTwitterTumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related 33 Comments Ronell! These are FABULOUS!!! I just LOVE the wash in them — and the gestures — incredible!!! BRAVA, mia cara!! These are really so so well done! Reply You are funny – that’s wonderful! I haven’t learnt to talk with my hands yet. Or sketch hands as well as you! Reply I love this whole series. Something so common and yet grouping them with a purpose is wonderful. Reply Talk about “kicking it up a notch!” You’ve taken the common sketch exercise of drawing our hand and given it a whole new dimension — these are FANTASTIC!! Reply These are terrific, Ronell! The drawings are even more expressive than the gestures! I wouldn’t have imagined I could enjoy your work so much without the juicy colour I’m used to seeing in it, but your recent sepia/coffee sketches are top notch. Reply these are great! is it a watercolour moleskine? Reply Great study! I love all of them…though you forgot one hand signal I often see coming from cars…especially honking ones 🙂 Reply Marvellous! When are you going to do the book? Reply Yes, good hand espressions, especially those of a woman – and add in a certain “eye” contact and you have spoken volumes – GREAT hand sketches and the washes bring it Home!! And through it all, you have remained a Lady 😉 Reply How fabulously lively! Reply Really strong gestures, and great washes! Reply I am loving your body drawings – your life drawings are wonderful too. BTW I turned off the “related posts” feature of wordpress too – so annoying for carefully crafted blogs. Reply GREAT hands!!! Reply These are beautiful and expressive hands. Just wonderful with the washes!!! Reply Wonderfully expressive, Ronell! Reply Top Notch!!! Love ’em, Ronell! Reply Great this post. Hands that talk. Reply Well done Ronell! These are so expressive, and you picked exactly the right medium. Reply These are really expressive illustrations. Your illustrations manage to have such life in them! Reply How the hands can speak! lovely! Reply This is so original. Love your figure paintings too. Reply Very expressive hands here Ronell!! Reply These are GREAT! You’ve got the wash just right. Reply Fabulous hands, Ronell – can see also in your self-portraits on the right, they play a big part in expressing yourself! Reply Most expressive – love the use of sepia type ink. Must comment on the ironing humerous cartoons – really made me laugh as I never iron anything unless I have to – just smooth after grabbing out of the tumble drier!! .. unfortunately summer is on the way and I have cotton clothes which will need some effort on my part to look decent. Like the sponteneity of your work. Reply Fantastic hands Ronell! Reply Love them talking hands 🙂 Reply I think there was more than just the hand talking here. Great pen work! Reply I love these! You completely conveyed the expressive nature of hands. fabulous! Reply These are wonderful Ronell! I don’t think in the US we use many hand gestures (except explicit ones). I love the ink washes. We will begin ink next week in figure class, I’m so excited about that! I have begun playing with Walnut Ink…I like it! Reply Wonderful hand sketches, Ronell! I love the colour ~ 🙂 Reply Hi Ronell I think I have used a few of these gestures quite often at some point in the last few months. As you know I love hand sketches, and these wonderful. Reply Great sketches! These gestures are so well caught… Reply Leave a Reply to Vivien Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Post navigation Previous Previous post: Figure drawingsNext Next post: A breather in spring.