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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.