'quiet, pale girl with a green hat' ~ albrecht durer watercolor pencils and gouache in my daily book
i painted 'quiet, pale girl with a green hat' for norma's drawing challenge, which was to draw something with your nondominant hand. well, ya know i love to do that...
i was going to post more pics of nondominant hand drawings (per norma's hint), but i decided that i didn't need to do that because you can click on any post before 2012 if you want to see more.
'pale girl with wings' ~ watercolors, albrecht durer watercolor pencils, and white signo pen in my daily book
(these pale girls are hard to photograph)
'pale girl with wings' is on the opposite page, and i drew here with my dominant (right) hand. i thought i'd draw a similar kind of face with each hand and see how they compared. i like the green hat girl the most, but then again it's hard to say because i was feeling completely different when i drew them.
sometimes when i'm reading a post by someone who's drawing with their nondominant hand, i get the impression that they think it has to be a wild, assymetrical drawing that they can't revise or that they have no control over. i've never seen it that way... i erase and am just as particular about getting things the way i want no matter which hand i'm drawing with. the thing that's most helpful for me (when drawing with my left hand) is to have my (left) forearm resting on something. if i don't do that it gets pretty crazy...
apparently norma is ambidextrous because her drawing is truly stunning.
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"Paint as you like and die happy."
~ Henry Miller