Friday, March 21, 2008

Child's camera?


I drew this with nothing more than a felt-tip pen, my sketchbook paper... and my left hand! Yes, my non-dominant hand. I guess you can say that this drawing is from my inner child. Interesting how the voice of the inner critic was practically silenced during this exercise. Just scribbly lines with no worries about proportion or scale or vanishing points. Just scratching... just because.


It's a really freeing exercise. Try it if you dare!


19 comments:

Nina Johansson said...

It´s a wonderful drawing, I love the wobblyness of it! :)

SCquiltaddict said...

Love the slightly off kilter look to this sketch...fun stuff

Jennifer Lawson said...

That is a great drawing!

peachtreeart said...

Not bad for left hand. I sometimes try writing with my left hand and it is even worse than my right lol. :)

Alan said...

Better than some the stuff I do with my dominant right hand....you go guy....

weebug said...

i occassionally write left-handed, but haven't tried drawing. however, this is ispiring!

Sherry said...

THis sketch has a wonderful free line quality, the same sort of thing that a good blind contour drawing has. Thanks for the inspiration to try!

artsyfran said...

This is a fabulous drawing. I'm inspired by your non-dominant hand drawing. I have done some, but it's been a while! :) I might have to try again soon!

Shelly McC said...

This came out great for your non-dom!

Amy said...

So cool! I may have to give it a try...

Ann said...

What a terrific drawing! OK, I may have to try this left-handed drawing thing :)

Margaret Ann said...

You rock Mark...very cool. I did a nondominant hand drawing and also some writing and got terribly dizzy...but, then again, it's been said that I'm terribly "dizzy" anyway!! A great idea to share!

Just because said...

I'm amazed at all the comments about non-dominant hand art. I really hope that everyone takes a stab at it. It's like a whole new adventure!

Mark

Scrappy Cat said...

What a good sketch, especially from your non-dominant hand.

Anetka said...

I like your "child's" camera Mark:) I tried to do some handwriting last week with my non-dominant hand and I felt so relaxed. It's like my brain was off.
We should do it more often, just to check out the difference and quite our inner critic.

blog queen said...

I like this. It does look very freeing. I think I may try it myself.

Thanks for visiting my site too.

Linda said...

This is MUCH better than I could ever do with my left hand -- what a fun exercise!

Lisalou said...

This is so cool, Mark! Now, I have to try it. Odd that it is so intimidating to me, isn't it?!

Anonymous said...

This reminds me that I miss your pictures :( Great drawing...the child in you... E.