in case it's not obvious, these faces are from my journal... since i've gotten caught up on pieces for the graffiti wall collaboration, i've been able to work in my journal again. which makes me extremely happy!
a couple of people have asked about left handed drawing... most of the drawings that i've done lately (these faces and the birds before them) were drawn primarily with my left/nondominant hand. i don't have any rules about this -- if i don't like an eye or the the lips after i've drawn them with my left hand, i draw them with my right. and also, i erase until i like what i have. so i don't just draw quickly with my left hand and that's that. in this painting her beak was drawn with my right hand -- there's no way i could draw lines that straight left handed! but her head, wings, eyes, and neck were mostly drawn left handed. i say mostly because if i don't like a particular part of an eye, i erase just that part and redo it with my right hand -- or left. whatever feels right. i've been drawing left handed since i started journaling in 2006 -- it's amazing how much better you get with practice!
if you haven't watched this interview of rosalie gascoigne on jo horswill's blog, mystory, i highly recommend it. this is what rosalie says about art/her work: "It’s not about how it looks, it’s about how you feel about it." yes! thank you, jo, for sharing this video!