Non-dom 5

7/25/2010 08:38:00 PM Posted In , Edit This 14 Comments »
OK, so all of the non-dominant  hand drawings have been pretty small so far.  In the world of large drawings, this one is also small, but it is quite a bit larger than the other ones I've done.   Even tho it doesn't look like the model I used, I'm pleased with the way it turned out.  The proportions are pretty accurate and it just works better than the other ones.  I anticipated that doing a drawing larger would be more difficult, but actually it wasn't any harder than the other ones were.

I did find that I had to turn the paper upside down to work on the right side of the drawing.  Also, I found it interesting to find that sometimes my hand was in the "left-handed" position while I drew ... that is sort of curved over the top of what I was doing, with my hand above where I was drawing.  Oddly, I don't do that with my left hand when drawing or writing, unlike many lefties.  (My sister, Maryanne  almost always wrote that way,  unless she had her hand in some sort of crab-like position under the line of writing and wrote backhand).   So, here is my "large" drawing ... 5.5" x 8.5", done with Micron pens and a Micron brush pen.

14 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

Nancy,

As usual, your art stops me in my tracks. If you hadn't admitted it, I'm not sure I would have guessed you did this with your right hand.

You rock!

xoxo

AutumnLeaves said...

I can't remember your reason for working with your non-dominant hand, but this is fabulous, Nancy!

rrARTz said...

well done!!!!!

Ann said...

Amazing drawing! I know my non-dom hand would never cooperate like this.

Alex said...

This is so impressive! =) Soon you'll be able to draw 2 drawings with both hands SIMULTANEOUSLY! Hahahah

Cathy Holtom said...

You are getting better and better at this, soon you will be able to use both hands equally!

Sandra said...

Verrry impressive!

Tabitha the KnittingJourneyman said...

Wish I could say something original here, but 'amazing' really is the first thing that came to mind.
Incredible work.

raena said...

I cannot tell this was done with your non-dom hand! It is excellent! I am also left-handed, and I don't do the crab or that over the top thing with my hand. I just turn my paper the opposite way as a righty, albeit in the extreme!!

Jesse/Joan said...

I wish you would make a non-dom AND a dom hand for comparison. Had you not mentioned this was done with non dom hand I would never have guessed. Maybe you're ambidexterous? If so, that could be a very positive thing.

Very interesting observation of having to use the over the top of the drawing hand position like so many lefties use. I'm going to try drawing with my non-dom and check this out...off to try it out.

Jesse/Joan

marancat said...

You just get better and better at this! Most impressive!

Shalini said...

This is non-dom hand? Well, that's very impressive! Guess soon both your dom/non dom drawings will start looking the same!

Paloma Chaffinch said...

It's amazing how similar the two portraits are. I think you must be ambidextrous (not sure if that's the right word, but I'm sure you get my drift!). They are both brilliant.

Grown Hazy said...

Wow. This is really interesting. Of all the crazy/unusual/different things I've thought of doing...I've never thought of trying to do something with my non-dom hand or anything. It is SO interesting and creative. I don't think I could do a portrait (or anything for that matter) with my non-dom and have it look like anything worth looking at. Whereas you are quite the skilled one. Bravo. I do now want to try this out sometime.
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