Sketch artists: Don’t yah just HATE when this happens:
You’re really in “the zone” with your latest pencil or charcoal project, but the same hand that is putting out the great work is ruining your illustration at the same time with SMUDGES!
Well, for the past year I’ve noticed that my friend and fellow artist Mel Rivera conquered that scenario. At first I thought it was some high tech digital drawing apparatus connecting his hand with a mobile device or computer screen…but, Mel was just eliminating those pesky smudges while looking quite cool at the same time!
Following Mel’s example, all I did was find a pair of the new styled work gloves you can find in many hardware or regular discount stores. Not the traditional bulky work gloves we’ve come to know, but the new light weight, form-fitting ones (usually with the rubber-like palm made to increase grip).
Once you’ve found a glove of your choosing, follow these easy steps:
1. Put the glove on your drawing hand.
2. Make a fist.
3. With your fist facing you, punch yourself—KIDDING! Lol!
..No, really, with your fist facing you, draw a line just below the second joint of your index and middle fingers.
4. Now draw a line below the first joint of your thumb.
5. Remove the glove and cut the thumb, index, and middle fingers with scissors.
Now, I’ve seen similar gloves that do the same, but they may cost a few dollars more than the $3.50- $4.00 of doing it yourself as Mel did.
So tell us what you think about the idea?