While I’m waiting for the highlights in my General Lee painting to dry, I’ve started on three slightly caricaturish portraits. I have two of the drawings finished. Here’s the first–a drawing of Athanasius.
I based the drawing on this icon.
I get confused with the religious art hand signals, and I can’t find any information on what they mean. I did a search and found one article that seems to be written in a journal for hand surgeons. You have to pay to read it. I didn’t read it. I initially gave Athanasius what I think might be the sign for “I love you.” Some friends lovingly pointed out that it seems pretty close to the sign heavy metal fans make while they bob their heads and/or stick out their tongues. Anyway, in order to be safe I changed it to the drawing. The old scan is below. If anybody knows what the gestures mean or knows a hand surgeon who knows what they mean please leave me a comment, thanks.