This hand drawing project I use as a first project and to get to know new students. Hands are very personal and this is an easy talk-while-you-work project. I either trace students hands with a pencil, or have them do their own. Students are to use pencil to cover the inside of the palm and fingers with a repeated design or many repeated designs. We discuss repeating patterns and designs and look for them in clothing, wallpaper, and in the classroom. I usually give ideas to students and this pattern sheet is great for inspiration. Final work can be colored pencil or marker. I usually date the back of the works because the hand tracing can be a momento.
This very talented student loves to draw from life, especially Littlest Pet Shop toys. His favorite color is red. He wants to draw a black panther during next class.