(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...!
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: "
Drawing is fun! Hurr durr!" *draws really crappy stuff.
Right hand: "
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..
---------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.. fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net…