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Hand Drawn Hands
Hand Drawn Hands

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Challenge: Pencil (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 990
Location: My Kitchen
Date: Aug 18, 2002
Date Uploaded: Aug 18, 2002

First took a photo of my hand drawing, imported into Photoshop, and tweaked it to get the image of the hand-draw hands.

I printed this image out, then took a picture of my hand "drawing" it.

Photoshop edits included auto colors, cropping, hue/saturation changes (desaturate) for all colors but yellow, the a resample, and and an unsharp mask

Place: 13 out of 185
Avg (all users): 6.4909
Avg (commenters): 7.2632
Avg (participants): 6.3813
Avg (non-participants): 6.6029
Views since voting: 30522
Votes: 275
Comments: 43
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2002 10:55:00 AM
very creative.its such a good photo and reat art!
08/24/2002 04:21:00 PM
Nice artwork, great composition, I'd like to see the pencil lit better.
08/23/2002 02:50:00 AM
great effect, and nice photo
08/23/2002 01:50:00 AM
This is a really great concept for this challenge. This reminds me quite a bit of the MC Escher stuff... My only complaint about this image is that the desaturation did not work well overall. There is still some yellow left in the skin that makes it look awkward. With this in mind, I would possibly have tried another avenue of post processing... (just my opinion though :) ) Good shot! = 7 - jmsetzler
08/23/2002 12:34:00 AM
I really like your composition; it's quite imaginitive. And, I think using levels to bring down the saturation, and thereby emphasizing the yellow pencil is a good idea. But, I do think the subjects arm and hand tone shows too much mottling color.
08/23/2002 12:29:00 AM
nice, very escherisk. (6) ~mcmurma
08/23/2002 12:11:00 AM
just a tad more level adj. and you would have a great shot...
08/22/2002 07:59:00 PM
very nice!
08/22/2002 06:24:00 PM
like it.....
08/22/2002 03:53:00 PM
Excellent drawing - but as a photo it doesn't appeal to me. I also think you should have added some light from the left to lessen the shadow. Furthermore - a different color pencil would have made it possible to have the hand in greytone only (rather than those strange yellow freckles) but perhaps it's intentional. 4.
08/22/2002 03:29:00 PM
I really like this shot as it has excellent creativity and very good composition. My nitpick is with the lighting and resultant multiple shadows. I think that a well diffused light source and possibly a fill-in from the left might have improved this.
08/22/2002 01:22:00 PM
I see strange orange color formation on the hand....what is that?
08/22/2002 08:51:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background8,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing4,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?10,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 7,
Total Averaged Rating7. Autool
08/21/2002 09:52:00 PM
Very nicely done -- what a great idea!
08/21/2002 06:31:00 PM
great artist!
08/21/2002 03:57:00 PM
OK, this was my original idea, except more in the form of M.C. Escher's "Drawing Hands" Well done.
08/21/2002 03:44:00 PM
Nicely Escheresque! I wish had your drawing talent. The use of color to bring out the pencil is interesting, but I think I would have preferred a straight black and white.
08/21/2002 11:52:00 AM
ur hand it grey? Looks illegal. But I gave it a high vote anyway if its real.
08/21/2002 10:27:00 AM
Taken the next step. Good immagination.
08/21/2002 04:57:00 AM
somethig strange is happening with the colors in in this image. weird effect. nice idea
08/20/2002 09:03:00 PM
like the idea
08/20/2002 06:33:00 PM
Great shot, wonderful drawing, interesting coloration of the hand (waffling on like it/don't like it). I thought about doing something similar, but didn't. (I can't figure out the words about giving credit to Esher, but something along that line might have been a nice thing to do.) 8 Swash
08/20/2002 05:56:00 PM
This is lovely, I like the composition and the fractal pattern. How did you get the hand to look black and white with hints of colour?
6, Kavey
08/20/2002 02:02:00 PM
Clever...I would like to know how you achieved the yellow effect on the pencil!
08/20/2002 01:18:00 PM
very Escher-like. Nice. 5 -lennier
08/20/2002 09:47:00 AM
Excellent shot. Top idea. This is a very creative and unfaultable… Well thought out (10)
08/20/2002 07:25:00 AM
Superb idea and very well done with the selective colour. Great job!
08/20/2002 06:30:00 AM
How did you get the hand to stay without color? Wonderful concept.
08/20/2002 05:51:00 AM

Message edited by author 2003-09-19 03:14:38.
08/19/2002 08:49:00 PM
this is cool although i dont understand why the hand has no color
08/19/2002 05:30:00 PM
This is very nice. Lots of photos of pencils drawing stuff. The angle is great. I love how the hands seem to spiral down like that. I wish there wasn't a large shadow there. It's kind of distracting. Focus is right where it needs to be. Is there a reason for the lack of color in the hand? Nice shot and good luck in the challenge.
08/19/2002 05:25:00 PM
I really like the level of detail here. Curious how all of the color is missing aside from the pencil, but an interesting effect.
08/19/2002 02:48:00 PM
escher would be proud 8
08/19/2002 02:42:00 PM
Great sketch, not awesome photo, but what the...
08/19/2002 02:00:00 PM
Nice image. It doesn't grab me though. I know why that is: I am well familiar with the dynamite drawing by Escher of the hands drawing hands. So, whether I want to or not, my mind immediately makes the comparison with that Escher drawing andyour image suffers in the comparison. Good execution and composition. Image seems very grainy, particularly in the hand and arm. 6 Journey
08/19/2002 01:35:00 PM
Great concept.
08/19/2002 12:51:00 PM
awesome, awesome, awesome. escher would be proud of you. i spent most of this week trying to figure out a photo of my drawing myself in a photo ... you get the drift. failed miserably. you took the concept and just did it perfectly. i'm not so sure about the selective desaturation because it makes the hand look a little spotty, but that's minor. you definitely have one of my top 5 vote this week. -- gr8photos (10)
08/19/2002 10:26:00 AM
Nice job, Great drawing!
08/19/2002 06:53:00 AM
what a great idea!!
08/19/2002 03:24:00 AM
Little Escher's hand seems to be turning colors. I think I would like it better without the heightened red/blue. 6
08/19/2002 01:24:00 AM
Reminds me almost of the MC Escher "Drawing Hands" piece.
08/19/2002 12:53:00 AM
you should have used more lights to remove that shadow. otherwise great, i feel like i'm going to fall into the screen. hehe
08/19/2002 12:51:00 AM
You have an excellent idea here. Nicely placed/composed, and draws my eye in to follow the spiral and back again. The skin has a yellow speckle to it - perhaps over-saturated or over-contrast? Definately on to something though.

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