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Project Disability submission by joeyv7 Project Disability submission by joeyv7
This is my submission for :icon1pen:'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.
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:icondawn2:
Dawn2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap:That's an incredible result, Very well done! :nod:
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Thanks very much, it was an interesting experience ;)
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:icondawn2:
Dawn2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure^^, yes indeed I enjoyed mine as well :D
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signmeupscotty Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great outcome of an interesting self-experiment.
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Oh, give it a try, you'll be surprised how your brain kind of takes over, and it doesn't feel awkward, just different.
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Otolemur Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
So please tell me whether or not it is your sole purpose to make me :+fav: 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.
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
:aww::blushes::hug: Thanks :)
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:iconotolemur:
Otolemur Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
You're welcome! *hugs back*
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baba49 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great entry Joey :D Good luck :clap:
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:iconjadedlady:
jadedlady Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
This really turned out great! Much better than I could even do with my RIGHT hand :D

What a cool project... I think I may have to try it. Not sure how to do that with clay though! :P
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
:hmm: 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 ;)
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PatrickKillian Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wonderful concept and exercise for creativity. I do the ambidextrous exercise a lot to help with creativity. I will have to check out the link here.=)

Nice work Cathy!
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
You should - I had a lot of fun with this. It does help with creativity, too :nod: Thanks, Patrick :hug:
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:iconpatrickkillian:
PatrickKillian Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Do you know when the deadline is for this project?
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
I don't think they set one . . . they extended the first one because of so many contributions. :)
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PatrickKillian Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ok thanks
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e-c-h Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow, very impressive. It's your style even done with the hand you're not accustomed to. I'm wowed
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Thanks, Em - what's cool about this is the 'creative' part of my :slow: 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 :hmm:
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e-c-h Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
very interesting observation there :D
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coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Student Filmographer
Looks awesome, Cat. I'll do it too! 8D
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Awesome, Cons - you'll really enjoy it, and you might learn something like i did :highfive::painter:
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coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Student Filmographer
Of course! :D

Dramatization:

"Just a few strokes here and... OH CRAAAAAP!!! I'LL NEVER USE MY FUCKING LEFT HAND AGAAAAAAAIN!!! *tears paper*" xD
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
That'll teach you!!! XD XD

No seriously - it taught me to use more direct/bolder lines. If I can remember to do it :slow:
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Allada Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Oh, you DID it! I'm really mooved by your art. I have to read the project rooles again and to submit my art as well. Thank you :heart:
And the drawing is vibrant, with great colours and really beautiful.
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
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.
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Allada Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
And then just to post in my DA page with a reff to the poject?
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
yes - and go to :icon1pen: and give her a link to the deviation :nod:
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Allada Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Thank you! I'll try my best.
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist
Gorgeous! I love the sheer "rough immediacy" of it. Very vibrant! I can't believe you did this using your "wrong" hand!
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
You gotta submit one, Jodie, it's a great experience. It may have improved art from my 'correct' hand, if I can hang on to some lessons I learned here . . .
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Expell-HUN Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I would have not guessed you have used your left hand! :omg: I am really jealous, because my submission is full of "lost" lines, I could not command my left hand as I wanted :giggle: I found the project because of your recommendation, thank you for it! :hug: it was really so much fun!
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Ooh, I can't wait to see your submission, glad you had fun!! :D :painter:
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Birgit-Zartl-Art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:clap: lovely!
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
:hug: Thanks, it was fun ;)
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Birgit-Zartl-Art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I can imagine....at the moment I'm not even able to paint with my dominant hand :(
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Why, what happened?????? How alarming.
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Birgit-Zartl-Art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ohh....I don't know....nothing terrible...just feeling completely blocked like never before :)
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Oh. Yeah, I'm casting about for ideas too. Meantime that disability experiment was fun. But nothing's coming . . . . it's not much fun, is it?
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Birgit-Zartl-Art Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
no fun at all...it gets me depressed and I miss painting :(
but I feel so empty and uninspired...every time I try I discard it after a while....
I really hope we will overcome these blocks :hug:
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Stardust-Splendor Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional
This is really great work. If you didn't write it I wouldn't even realize you did it with your left hand. :giggle:
The contest is very interesting. I was thinking about it some days ago and I'll maybe give it a try... :)
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
YOu should - it was an interesting experience. I was forced to work with crude, bolder lines & came up with a more expressionistic work :)
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Jose-Garel-Alvoeiro Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you have two good hands! :)
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
XD - thank you . . . but one of them seems to be drunk. :giggle:
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Jose-Garel-Alvoeiro Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
woah.. that's beautiful! :) those colours, the shapes.. great! Somehow I think using your non-dominant hand adds some strength instead of taking it away :)

which does obviously nót mean that the paintings with your dominant hand are less beautiful than this one...
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
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.
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JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
well.. that sure looks like it's a lesson that's maybe hard but a good one :) I think I might try the same, indeed. This is quite making me enthusiastic!

Did I ever mention that you have a very good eye for (combining) colors? :)
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
XD thanks . . . this one was pretty dicey for awhile there - I had to quit because a few more lines, and it would have been MUD.
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JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Heheh.. yeah, that happens often. And then my teachers say: you just paint. Go on, paint. The worst thing that can happen is: you used another sheet of paper.

Teachers.. :P
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Deistainte Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Your (left?) hand is talented. Amazing work! :clap: (always great colours)
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