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Monday, March 14, 2011

Weekly Challenge #13-my attempt

Ooh!  Getting old gets old real fast!  The Weekly Challenge #13: Non-dominatrix was a lot more difficult than I anticipated.  I've obviously gone too long without using my right hand for drawing, (I'm am left-biased, but use my right hand for almost as many things as I do my right).  I was surprised at how slow I had to go, and my hand started cramping.  Way, way, way back when, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and I was young, I used to paint mirror images using both hands at once (they weren't that good mind you, but it was fun). 
I did the entire picture with my right hand--even writing the title. The writing was a little easier than the drawing.  I expected to be heavier handed, but I was surprised at how difficult it was to draw the short lines.  The long ones weren't too bad, but the short ones went all over the place. Well, you know what they say--use it or lose it.



But the good thing about this is that I realized I should try new tangles I create with my right hand.  It will give me a better idea of how challenging it might be to someone who hasn't used a pen for drawing very much.

14 comments:

  1. Your non-dominant hand is nearly as 'good' as your dominant one. I think the kind of strokes your untrained hand is drawing just helps to put some more interest. It´s more 'sketch-like'.
    I like the outcome very much!!!

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  2. Oooh, Sandra! This is gorgeous!! "Not as good....." what on earth are you talking about? Mine's nowhere near as good. (Plus, I think I see a turtle - you know, those images you see of them 'flying' through the water? That's a flipper for sure!!)

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  3. Very, very nice. I usually don't look at others' creations until I do mine, but I was so curious about how everyone was doing.

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  4. WOW! Really good for your non-dominant hand!

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  5. Oh Sandra, bless your cotton socks, you haven't lost it! Super duper!!

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  6. Awesome job! Though I have to admit I miss seeing some of your fabulous colors!

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  7. Very cool! If mine turns out recognizable as anything but scribbling, I'll be happy!

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  8. Amazing! I'm really drawn to all the lines in this piece… that hatch marks and how you created shadowing...

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  9. Sooooooo many strokes make up this happy little tangle. Nicely done.

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  10. Amazing, can't believe you did this with your "other" hand.

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  11. Well, right or left, you always make wonderful doodles!! :)

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  12. Awesome would not realise this was done using your non dom it you did not say, way better than most of my dom sided work says she glowing a pretty shade of green LOL XOXO Zoe

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