Friday, July 11, 2014
Drawing with your non-dominant hand
Jury duty makes you do strange things...like start writing and drawing with your off-hand. Interesting results. It's kind of crazy how your brain remaps neuro-muscular commands, i.e. it's not very good at it, initially. For the first few days, your arm is all over the place, but stick with it and things start to click... sort of. One of the hardest things to control are those deft, little strokes used for hatching and those controlled strokes used for strong contours. I'm actually going to keep with this..it is definitely the best way to break out of a rut. Makes drawing the same old thing a completely new, challenging experience. Here's a Hulk, sketched with my left hand in Krita (a fantastic free, open-source drawing program).