Mixed Media Monday: Sketching with my non-dominant hand

Artist Ivy Newport likes to start her portrait-sketching with her non-dominant hand because it is looser and you can get more organic lines. Something about drawing what you see rather than what you know. So I decided to give it a go in my latest self-portrait drawing.

Brace yourself ain't pretty! *LOL*

I gave you fair warning didn't I? *winks*

Let's look at the positives shall we? It clearly looks like a face. So 1 point for Team Yvonne's Left Hand. The placement of the features is pretty spot-on too. Mind you, no erasing was involved. Another point for Team Yvonne's Left Hand, agree? Hehehe.

And it took like five minutes. Because Team Yvonne's Left Hand isn't that adept at holding a coloured pencil and wanted to get it done quickly. Seriously though, Team Yvonne's Right Hand isn't that great at sketching either.

I must agree that the lines are pretty organic... the brain focuses on the reference photo and just commands the eye-to-left-hand to just draw what you see.

Here's a look at how Team Yvonne's Right Hand tried to "save" the sketch. ;) Still using that single coloured pencil.

A little more progress...

Here is the arsenal of supplies I used for this monochromatic portrait.

So, have you tried using your non-dominant hand for art?


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Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I don't know what you're talking about because it's amazing!! Team Yvonne's Left Hand rocks!! Lisa's Left Hand would barely manage to draw a stick figure!! And Team Yvonne's Right Hand did a stunning job finishing it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

HA!!! I love your stories!! I think Yvonne's left hand is pretty talented too!!!! And when I have had my wrist surgeries, I have had to adapt to writing with my left hand while healing, and Santa ALWAYS leaves the kids notes with Julie's left hand, but haven't tried creating anything with it .... unless you count holding down a glued object until it dries?!?!? LOL!!! :)

Cindy deRosier said...

Looks good to me! I think you're not giving Yvonne's Left Hand enough credit!

SD pooja said...

I would be happy if I could achieve such results with my dominant hand let alone the thought of holding pencil in my left hand ! I bet it doesn't know how to do it ;) A superb job done by entire team Yvonne dominant and non dominant both !

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