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November 29, 2012


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Journal Entry: Thu Nov 29, 2012, 4:36 PM

(scroll to the bottom of the journal for the UPDATE )

I'm right handed, but I surprised myself when I did the mural and found out that it was easier for me to paint with my left hand, so I switched between my left and right hand when working on it.

Based on that experience, I figured I'd try to teach my left hand to draw with just as much precision as my right hand does.
And it's really fun, because first of all, I can't hold the pencil the same way with my left hand as I do with my right hand; when drawing with my right hand, I hold the pencil in a really weird way - yes, I'm aware of it. I know some of you noticed it in my traditional livestream sessions, that I curl my fingers really strangely around the pencil.. But now, using my left hand, I have to hold it the 'pretty' way that you learn at school.
My drawings with my left hand started out really really crap, but already after a few minutes I'm seeing some progress...! :la:

But the really funny thing is how I can't really keep my right hand away. It's not interfering, but I can tell it really wants to.

Left hand: " :B  Drawing is fun! Hurr durr!" *draws really crappy stuff.
Right hand: " :noes: Noooo, you're doing it wrong! Left hand, what are u doing?? Left hand, STAHP!!"

lol it's totally like that. My right hand is just aching to interfere and correct all the mistakes and shaky lines that my left hand makes. Lawl.

But it would just be so frickin' cool if I could learn to draw properly with my left hand too. Or both hands simultaneously  for that matter! 8D

aw well.. it's late at night. I'll practice leftie drawings some more and then I'll go to sleep.. :p

---------EDIT / UPDATE ----------

here's a link to my second attempt on drawing with my left hand. The first attempt was just random doodling to get the feel of it, so this is my first drawing with my left hand. :)
Obviously, it's full of flaws, but I'm pretty happy with it nevertheless.. :meow:…

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cocki1 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Im a leftie :3 And people say that its the reason to my crappy hand writing.....hmmm who knows? but your very lucky to be abble to do that :)
EfraellKhmara Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student
Wauwyour left hand drawing is soo good! (jealousy) :D I am a natural righty as well, but I am now learning myself to only use my left hand for everything (writing, drawing, painting), because I overexerted my right wrist (too much painting xD). I go to an art acadamy so I didn't really have a choice and I thought it was really frustrating at first, but now a few weeks later it is already going a lot better and it is kind of a fun challenge :D (I'm still really slow though xD)
SirRinge Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist

Bow to the master...
Hyperchaotix Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I've wondered this myself. I'm right handed, but people have said that I have a lot of quirks that left handed people do (like the way I write my "o"s, the way I fold my arms, or something like that). I have yet to draw anything good with my left hand, but then again I have yet to try to draw anything good. Usually just a "Can I draw this?" doodle to try and (fail to) prove to myself I'm meant to be ambidextrous. However, I'm not a natural artist and I've spent a long time learning with my right... so I'm wondering if I just need to learn again with my left. It would make drawing a lot easier though since my drawing pattern is very odd and a little bit backwards.
Squiddy-chan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
I'm a leftie and I'm absolutely hopeless with my right hand. xD
Lefties ftw! ^.^
mapper3 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Whoah, the left hand samples are better than my right handed drawings!
smilxo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
I don't know if I'm wrong, but some people think that drawing with left hand is better, because there's a more direct contact with the right part pf your brain, the one that you use when you draw. For a while I tried to write with the left hand... then I stopped, but I'll try again, maybe.
Maybe once you'll find yourself doing better draws with your left hand.
DaiDreemer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Same here!
I found out the same thing about a year ago. I had hurt my right wrist and exams were coming up. So I tried writing writing with my left hand, and after a couple of days it was a lot better, two weeks later it was the same as when I write with right. So I started drawing with left as well, it's so much fun and you should really try drawing with two hands at the same time, with me it's like a collab between two different styles XD

And a tip, I don't know if it's much good for you but it was for me. When you draw with your right hand and tap on the table with your left hand it will probably not cause you any trouble to keep drawing. But when you draw with your left hand and tap with your right it's suddenly a lot harder to get the lines straight, good practice, at least for me. Anyway have fun :P
Rikoei Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
geez your super good with your left hand mine wont do anything like that D:

maybe i should start drawing humans on my left hand xD
FurryGuts Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm left handed and that's better than what I can do |D

But that's totally awesome that you're trying to draw with your non-dominant hand :D
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