Inspiring Artwork: Announcing the #ShowUsYourHands Contest Winner!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Drawing, Painting | Comments


Fingers and hands are notoriously difficult to draw. But the Craftsy community of amazingly talented artists seemed unfazed by the challenge in this month’s #ShowUsYourHands Contest.

We were amazed by the intricacy and detail masterfully rendered in the entries. Your inspiring works captured not only the skill required to draw hands realistically, but also took the works a step further — drawing out depth of human emotion.

Scroll down to see the top entries, plus the winning piece that truly stood out above the rest!

Title Image for Craftsy's #ShowUsYourHands Contest

And the winner of the 2014 #ShowUsYourHandsContest is…

Show Us Your Hands Holding Onto Papaw

Holding Onto Papaw” via Craftsy member Stacy Powers

This colored pencil piece is both evocative and realistic, from color choice to texture. You can feel the emotional connection between the tiny hand and its grownup counterpart. The artist drew inspiration for the drawing from a photo taken just after her daughter’s birth, as the tiny newborn grabbed the her grandfather’s finger for the first time.

Congrats Stacy Powers! We’ll be reaching out to you soon regarding your prize: one free Craftsy class of your choice!

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Honorable mention:

"His Hands" drawing

His Hands” via Craftsy member moniquemc

"Alzheimer" painting

Alzheimer” via Craftsy member Margreet v TK

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My grandma’s hands via Craftsy member RobJenEvs

What inspires you most about drawing hands?