This is my submission for 's challenge for any and all dA artists, Project Disability. 1pen.deviantart.com/ The idea is to experience what injured and disabled artists go through as they continue to create, despite the handicaps they face. I played it safe with the subject, a simple form. Drawn and colored entirely with my 'wrong' hand in pencil, ink and Copic markers. Erasing was really difficult, and I could NOT move the Copics freely at all. But after a bit, a funny thing happened - I just became involved with the process as if I was using my good hand. Making something I liked became more dominant than my self - imposed 'handicap'. This has been a great experience, and you should try it. Featured here, thanks! Birthday Feature for 12-8-13Happy Birthday to these artists!!!: :iconcatheerine:
So please tell me whether or not it is your sole purpose to make me nearly every piece of work you do? Quit being so fantastic... seriously. Your artwork is always a welcome and brilliant sight, especially for the causes you have taken up. A beautiful spirit behind the beautiful creations.
Clay would be a challenge, but it'd be cool to have a sculpture in there, and your creative side would probably override the handicap just like it did mine It's cool to have that experience, as it was totally a new feeling for me
Thanks, Em - what's cool about this is the 'creative' part of my brain took over, and overrode the awkwardness of my left hand. I didn't expect that at all. And it taught me that bolder/direct forms would be an improvement to my regular work
Oh, thanks my friend! Very very simple - draw/create with your wrong hand. Or your mouth. Or your foot, in an effort to experience what disabled and injured artists go through. That's all you have to do.
I would have not guessed you have used your left hand! I am really jealous, because my submission is full of "lost" lines, I could not command my left hand as I wanted I found the project because of your recommendation, thank you for it! it was really so much fun!
This is really great work. If you didn't write it I wouldn't even realize you did it with your left hand. The contest is very interesting. I was thinking about it some days ago and I'll maybe give it a try...
I hear you - I really liked that side of the exersize . . . exercize . . . I can't spell that word. But I was forced to work with less fine detail, so I had to accept a bolder line, and build from that. You should try it, it's really fun And it taught me that perhaps I should lose some fussiness in my work.