lefty righty

Drawing done with right hand in graphite

Drawing done with right hand in graphite

Drawing done with left hand in ink

Drawing done with left hand in ink

I've been experimenting with doing figure drawing with my non-dominant hand, and the results have been really interesting, both in terms of the process and the results.  The effort required to draw with my left hand requires all my concentration, so I'm not able to be critical of my drawing while it's happening, which is a very fresh immediate kind of experience, and I think that process makes the resulting drawings more interesting and spontaneous-looking.

Right hand with graphite

Right hand with graphite

Left hand with ink

Left hand with ink