Today's post was inspired by Mark of "Mark Just Because" blogspot. I was excited to respond creatively to his "non-dominant hand" post, which initiated a lot of positive creative "buzz" on the EDM blog site, and I thought that his would be a fun way to do that!
To begin with, my art piece was drawn, with my left hand, as a late night creative effort this past January (2008). The idea to draw this way came to me right "out of the blue"...or "LEFT field", if you will! :) Like Mark, I was using my non-dominant hand to complete all the work shown. Interestingly, I found that when I made the original pen drawing I got a bit "woozy" and "dizzy" afterwards...maybe because I had on my old glasses...or...maybe because I was just thinking too hard, too late at night!?? Hmmmmmm... :)
Color was added for extra "oomph" just today. And, to my surprise, I found that adding the color with my left hand was actually more difficult than the initial drawing part. I continually was forced to turn my sketchbook upsidedown and "topsy turvey" to adjust to the angle of the shape I wanted to color in. It was difficult to control my strokes and keep them even and, as a result, I found that my right hand started to move in sketching/shading motions while I was trying to color with my left! Hmmmm...wonder what THAT means...YIKES!
Truly, my whole non-dominant hand endeavor was a fun experience...and, truly, it was also an experience "from out in LEFT field". ;)