Warm hands?

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Warm hands?

Postby Marco » Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:13 pm

Alright, so i got this fine sketchbook. And the paper is pretty heavy so it allows me more erasing and scribbling than usual. So i'm tring to get back into pencil work...

But it seems like the heat of my hand makes the paper wrinkle and "ondulate" where it touches the sheet, and it is very very annoying. Any artist can help me here? Someone ever had this problem?
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Re: Warm hands?

Postby D.B. » Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:24 am

I know what you mean (it's happened to me in the past) but I've never gone to the effort of figuring out how to fix it. Perhaps if you put a tissue or teatowel under the aprt of your hand which rests on the paper it might prevent it (as well as helping stop smudges)?
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Re: Warm hands?

Postby Marco » Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:22 pm

i tried using another sheet, but that smears the pencil too, besides i tend to "slide" more.

I've read around that the correct posture for drawing requires you to NOT touch the paper with the hand at all... but that's very hard :D
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Re: Warm hands?

Postby Tigersrock144 » Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:19 pm

well I've never had the paper going wrinkly before but I tend to touch the paper with my hand as I draw, ALOT and I tend to end up smudging my drawings  :-[ so yah it's hard not to let your hand touch the paper :-\
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Re: Warm hands?

Postby Binky » Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:51 pm

SimpReal wrote:I've read around that the correct posture for drawing requires you to NOT touch the paper with the hand at all... but that's very hard :D


Oh, that's not true. It's a good guideline to not use your wrist to draw certain things, such as straight lines and circles (and even then, you can still keep your hand on the paper and not use your wrist), but to entirely keep your hand off the paper, that would be torture, and I don't think anyone does that.
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Re: Warm hands?

Postby OARRIAGA2001 » Sun Aug 28, 2005 4:43 am

Sometimes I use some cotton-gloves, try them, They may help you.  ;)
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Re: Warm hands?

Postby Orange Box » Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:56 am

I've never seen it wrinkle, but smudges are common. To avoid smudges in the final version, I usually start tracing in the upper left corner, and finish in the bottom right corner of the paper - this way your wrist never touches the existing lines.

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Re: Warm hands?

Postby Ekko » Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:04 am

Sounds like that'd work. But I find it simpler just to draw and have an eraser handy when finished to remove smudges.

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Re: Warm hands?

Postby cuteswan » Wed Sep 21, 2005 4:15 am

Well, I finally picked up my sketch pad and a pencil today for the first time in a long time, thanks to SimpReal and Tommy (mostly, but the overall flow of great art from others contributed as well), and a stack of yellow Post-It notes fell out of my pencil case:  from the beginning, I've used a Post-It, sticky-part-up and usually stuck to the edge of my right palm, to prevent smudges.  The clean side doesn't seem to affect the pencil much, and the sticky part sticks perfectly and prevents my hand from touching the sketch even as my hand rests on it.  Also, one yellow Post-It has lasted for at least a dozen sketches (from the comic I used to have).

As for what I'm drawing, I'll try to borrow a scanner tomorrow and put them up. :)
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Re: Warm hands?

Postby Archonix » Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:31 pm

Post-it notes? That's damn clever! I never would have thought of it... :)
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