Animate a drawing on your hand. Draw an X on your palm with a permanent marker, and then astonish your audiences as that very same X crawls across your hand as though it were alive. Bring your ink to life with Hand Drawn by Nick Popa.
Here’s what happens:
The performer removes a permanent marker from their pocket. They draw a dot, an X, or even a heart on the palm of their hand. The drawing then, slowly and visually, crawls across the performer’s palm. There is no cover and no funny movements. The performer then plucks the drawing off their hand and transfers it to their arm or their wrist. The audience can even check to make sure that the ink is actually drawn onto the performer’s skin.
This incredible effect happens with no cover, no special chemicals, and no difficult sleight of hand. The Hand Drawn gimmick comes with three standard shapes that you can animate on your hand. Nick even teaches you a bonus handling to combine Hand Drawn with the popular Double Cross Gimmick so that after the drawing animates on your hand, you can vanish the drawing and make it appear on your spectator’s palm. Once you’ve completed the one-time setup, you’ll be able to perform Hand Drawn any time you want.