Wednesday, August 21, 2013

DIVA challnege #132 Non Dominant Hand/Bales


This week the DIVA challenge is to do a monotangle of Bales, but the catch is to do it with our non-dominant hand.  For me, that's my left hand.  I learn something new each time I try tangling with my non-dominant hand.  The first and most important thing is to go really, really, really slow.  It takes a long time to complete what would be a simple tile with my right hand, but with the left that's another story.  I also discovered that if I hold my hand on the pen down close to the nip, I have a lot better control.  The size of the nib made a difference too.  The dark color was done with a Micron 05 and was easier to work with than the 01 pens for my left hand.  If you look close you will see all the shaky lines and the shading did help hide them, but the shading with my left hand leaves a lot to be desired too.  All in all, it's a fun exercise in learning to slow down and concentrate on making one line at a time


 
 

10 comments:

  1. Wow, this is a great one and even in color!!!

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  2. Yes I agree, slow down and a lot of concentration is the answer for a non-dom tile. I like the colors you used, and the shading is great.

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  3. Think you did a great job. Reading the comments of most people, I think they were too critical of their attempts. I like the color. Is that for the Bronco's?

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  4. Love the colors in your tile and absolutely love your non-dom strokes!

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  5. Until now it's the most PERFECT tile I have seen this week.
    Your patience has helped you to make this so very neat. Great tips for working with my non dominant hand.

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  6. Wow, I am impressed! Especialy with the dark centers. This is lovely.

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  7. Wow!....I love your response to the non-dom challenge!

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