"If a creative person has a sense of humor, a sense of style and a certain amount of stubbornness, he finds a way to do what he needs to in spite of the obstacles."
Stephen Nachmanovich

Drawing With Two Hands
© 2000 Nita Leland

drawing with two hands You'll be amazed at what you can do with your non-dominant hand when you put it to work. Pick up a different-colored marker in each hand and draw something--a flower, a face, a teapot. Move both hands at the same time. There are several ways to do this:
  • Move the markers alongside each other, going the same direction around the form.
  • Move one marker along one side of the form and the other along the other side.
  • Move each marker in a completely different direction simultaneously.
It's surprising how easily your non-dominant hand takes to the task when you give it a chance. This little exercise is a great way to warm up in your studio before starting to paint or draw.

For more drawing ideas see The New Creative Artist.

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