Friday, November 23, 2012
Using Your Non-dominant Hand
Do you ever try using your non dominant hand?
It's a regularly suggested exercise in drawing and creativity books. Often, when I'm working away, I get the urge to use my left hand, I'm not sure why.
Recently, I did some practicing with my left hand to build dexterity, you see the results above.
As I am not as practised using it, it's a bit like adding a "wild" element to my work - it seems to bring in new things. And I'm enjoying that - as I mentioned that I am using my left hand more often now that I work standing up.
In the lower right hand corner you can see the comparison between my dominant hand (the red block) and my non-dominant hand (the black block and the other red ones). I'm surprised that the shading is near comparable, only the control around the edges is much of a difference. Of course, I did all of those edge control exercises Guptill recommends...perhaps if I did them with my left hand...hmm :-)
Posted by Rose Welty