Drawing Like A Child
Several years ago, I broke my right arm and couldn’t draw for three months. That is, I couldn’t draw with my broken arm. I am right handed, usually.
So I drew with my left hand on the iPad. It actually made it easier that you might think- you should try it. You make a mark, then if it’s wrong (which it invariably is), you make another until it’s close to what you want. I’m not saying it was without frustration. But it was a way to pass the time when I was healing on the couch. The above was one such drawing. I sold another to The New Yorker, also about cats.
I wrote about the experience for The New York Times.
My left had was very appreciative, I must say—it got a little attention it craved after all these years! I found drawing with my non-dominant hand liberating, it made my line even loser. More like when I drew as a child, even.
Here below is another animal-themed left hand drawing, and a bonus of one of my cloud series.
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