At Rest with Slinky

Brotherly Love

My watercolors for the past two days (Resting Position and Resting Hands Revisited) have been gestures from a photograph of  Mike and one of his classmates, M___, at their Day Program. Mike, my older brotheris autistic, very low functioning and nonverbal. 

Today’s study

In today’s study I portray the hands of my brother. His head is down on the classroom table, in the crook of his arm. His hand is extended above his head. His other hand is holding a slinky, which is his favorite toy.

Two iterations

The first sketch is immediately below.

Mike holding slinky with one hand; other hand is at rest Rest Time with Slinky 1
7″x10″ 140# Rough Watercolor Block

Mike holding slinky with one hand; other hand is at rest 2 Rest Time With Slinky 2
7″x10″ 140# Rough Watercolor Block

In both sketches, the image on the right is a hand that seems to be relaxed. It is arched and appears to be limp, or the hand of a puppeteer. The left-hand…

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