I am usually averse to taking up tags. I have declined several in the past as I feel very lazy to come up with answers to questions on specified topics. Recently Adnan tagged me and, as usual, my first reaction was to just pass this politely. However, the tag was pretty flexible, I just have to post seven things on any topic I liked. So here we go:
Seven things I learnt from the challenge of drawing with my non-dominant left hand:
- First of all the left hand can draw.
- The scale of the work matters in how effective the drawing is rendered -
- Surprisingly a larger work is easier to do than a smaller one
- On reflection, this is not so surprising because a larger scale demands less control over the pen/conte crayon
- The tool used matters in how effective the work is -
- A piece of charcoal or conte crayon is easier to use compared to a fine tipped pen – I suspect that this is because of reasons similar to scale of the drawing – that is, you need more control to wield the pen as opposed to a broad tipped crayon.
- Drawing with the left hand at times feels like you are watching someone else work! It is so much fun. But I suspect that this fun is short lived as the novelty will wear off with time.