"CREATIVITY IS CONTAGIOUS, PASS IT ON" Albert Einstein
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!