Sketchbook #27: I am right-handed; this was a left-handed challenge. I thought this would be a good brain exercise for me as well as helpful in understanding the struggle of art students who are memory impaired.
For this challenge, I chose a pencil sketch using only my left hand to draw, erase, shade, and blend a lily. It was more difficult than I expected, but not for the reasons one might think. Instead of being a challenge for my mind which I anticipated, it was physically challenging. My mind easily made the transition from right-handed drawing to left, but lack of coordination with my left hand made it slow and clumsy; it took three times longer than doing it right-handed! I can only imagine how difficult it must be for art students with no previous drawing experience who are memory impaired. I hope to explore this more in future posts.
Sketchbook #28: This sketch is with watercolor- it's a study for a larger painting created using the same subject matter as the left-handed sketch. It was an enjoyable and relaxing follow-up from the previous weeks because it was created right handed.
Sketchbook Exercise: Practice working with your non-dominant hand to create your next sketch.
Musical Inspiration: Tranquility Radio for both sketches.