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The Hand of God Bluff * by James Lewis Hamilton

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Featured in “Finks of Inks” group 4/19/2012
Featured in “SKETCHING & DRAWINGS & PAINTINGS” group 4/26/12
Featured in “Marmara” group 5/8/2012

A few years back while climbing around the rocks of the Dragoon Mountains in southeastern Arizona. I looked up at a monolith rock face and saw what looked like a giant hand. I quickly got out my sketch book and pen, found a perch, and began to draw.
At one point I needed to shift, so grasped my book with my left hand, my thumb pinching down firmly so not to drop the book. Once settled I realized my thumb had pressed into the illustrator marker color and left a perfect thumb print. I laughed at the detail of such an art signature, added my name over top, and finished the sketch.
The name came to me in the same fit of humor… liking the juxtaposition of God’s hand and a double meaning for the word “Bluff”.

I drew this in my 5.5″×8.5″ Canson sketch book while in the field. Late long hours have been involved… but hey, I’m retired from the work-a-day world… so I can join the work-a-night-crawler world! ; – )))


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  • Barca
    Barcaover 5 years ago

    Your comments are much appreciated!

  • thanks

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 5 years ago

    Cool Sketch!

  • I discovered when sketching rocks and boulders that the shadows are everything… can suggest all kinds of things, and then move on to something entirely different. Sort of seeing things in the clouds, capture it quickly.
    Thanks again for your compliment.

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • signaturelaurel
    signaturelaurelabout 4 years ago

    Congrats!

  • it likely means nothing to God, but I’m pleased! thanks everyone!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Great work and narrative!

  • Trish, thanks for the appreciation!

    ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • gary roberts
    gary robertsalmost 4 years ago


    whoo-hoo! well done:-)

  • thanks Gary, I just popped this sketch into the challenge… and I’m pleased some voted for it!!!

    ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • banrai
    banraiabout 3 years ago

    hand of creativity.. again brilliant to say the very least

  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...over 2 years ago

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 2 years ago


    Congratulations! You’ve been featured in Finks of Inks!

  • thanks Lisa, appreciate this feature!
    ;-)))
    4/19/2012

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • sentimentum
    sentimentumover 2 years ago

    Congratulations, you have been featured in Marmara.
    Please click the banner to view the art room feature

  • Thanks so much for this Feature!
    ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • metriognome
    metriognomeabout 1 year ago

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