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My attempt at a quick wrong handed drawing of Reid Memorial church

My attempt at a quick wrong handed drawing of Reid Memorial church


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  • It's so interesting to try this isn't it? I hadn't thought about it until Lewis mentioned 'wrong' hand drawing, but depending whether we're left or right handed, it seems to influence our decision making when painting. Being right handed, I draw from left to right. Using the 'wrong' hand is impossible for me. You've got that wobbly hand look here but that adds somewhat to the liveliness of the sketch and I bet you quite enjoyed doing this one. Makes you think doesn't it :)

    Posted by Louise Naimian on Tue 06 Nov 19:26:57
  • It looks good Margaret, I've
    never thought about trying it. I must have a try.

    Posted by Margaret Beynon on Tue 06 Nov 19:31:25
  • Thanks, I did enjoy doing it Louise! and, I must admit, this was a very quick sketch - I took a fraction of the time to do the previous drawing. I have tried this before I think but years ago. I do actually use my left hand quite a lot (according to my husband I should be left handed! but definitely not on the evidence of this drawing!)

    Thanks, Margaret - I think Louise (with the one-line drawings) and Lewis (with these wrong-handed drawings) has started something here! Would be interesting to see the results from lots of folk :)

    Posted by Margaret Nisbet on Tue 06 Nov 20:13:25
  • When I was a student (many years ago), one of my friend students broke her right arm and had to draw and paint with her left hand. Out of solidarity, we all started drawing and painting with our "wrong" hand. It was such great fun and we were rather successful after a while. So I certainly will give it a go one of those days, Margaret.

    Posted by Mia Ketels on Tue 06 Nov 21:43:11
  • I think that's excellent, Margaret. Interesting that you said it was done quickly...mine was the exact opposite, slow, slow, laborious. But it's probably just practice, if I HAD to draw with my lefty hand I've no doubt things would improve over time. Based on your 'quick' wrong hand drawing, you'd have no problems.

    Posted by Lewis Cooper on Wed 07 Nov 04:01:06
  • Wobbly but still interesting, much better than I could do.

    Posted by Alan Bickley on Wed 07 Nov 08:21:35
  • My goodness how did you manage to do that, brilliant Margaret.

    Posted by Carole Swingler on Wed 07 Nov 08:35:33
  • Oh my goodness, I wouldn’t even attempt it.....I struggle sometimes with my right hand! Well done.

    Posted by Ellen Mooney on Wed 07 Nov 09:29:01
  • Wobbly but lively too Margaret, I think you’ve done a cracking job. Might have a go myself later.

    Posted by Fiona Phipps on Wed 07 Nov 11:16:40
  • I couldn't wipe my **** (nose) with my left hand.

    Impressive drawing, Lefty.


    Posted by Brian J Mackay on Wed 07 Nov 13:39:47