Monday, June 15, 2009

100 in 100, Day 15

Update: a slightly more color-accurate morning photograph.

self portrait, drawn with my left hand
pastel, 9x12 inches

I'm still having fun drawing with my left hand, and having less fun trying to get a photograph that shows accurate colors.


xan said...

I am just in awe, ina. Both/either hand?? Must explain why I have no artistic talent in either... you got it, you wretch! :)

Srsly, I read something ages back, forget if it was neuroscience or more in the physical-therapy line, noting that working with one's non-dominant hand sometimes had amazing results breaking through blockages. Cognitive, communicative, artistic--all sorts.

Theory was that it used different brain circuits, thereby loosening up ingrained habits. Don't know if it was ever explored to a scientific extent or just noted as a curiosity. Watching your work brought it back to mind.

We shall start calling you "Leonardina".... :)

ina said...

A breakthrough sounds good, xan :-)

I'm having fun.

Have you tried drawing recently? Get some pastels and just play...