Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Weekly Challenge #194 - Embrace the Yuck

What? Drawing with your non-dominant hand. I'm totally skipping this week's Diva Challenge.

Maybe it would be interesting to try.
(doubt it)

C'mon... how bad could it be?

So I ignored me, and did it anyway. I must say my left hand cramped up trying to listen to my brain. I found it much easier to move my whole left arm rather than trying to move my hand. And although it ended up being an underwater, wiggly creation, I'm glad I ignored me and did it anyway.

Patterns used: Mooka, Tipple, Lokar and Yincut


  1. It's beautiful. And it is actually better to draw with your whole arm than just with your hand :)

  2. Wow, your Yincut looks beautiful! Better than mine, I would say ;-)

  3. A lovely composition, so .... done well.

  4. Wow!!! Mooka? Really?!!! My nemesis tangle and you rocked it with your left!!! I'm picturing this under water scene and your free flowing lines give the whole thing a gentle movement, like a river flowing. Very cool.

  5. A beautiful, well composed Tile. I love the effect your Left Hand gave your patterns. Wonderful. Love your Post.

  6. Like the composition of your tile and the hint of green.

  7. nice tangle - great overall effect

  8. Did you do the shading with your non-dom too? That shading is amazing! I did mine on black paper to avoid shading....am fairly new to this so it was hard to know what would work and then you finally realize that it should be a freeing experience and then you start relaxing with it. I want to redo mine with black pen on white just for that reason...this process is compelling.

    1. I did the shading left handed using a paper stump or tortillion. They're magical when you use a 2B or softer pencil. I'm still new to it as well, so I tend to do too much shading, but isn't that always the way when you find a new toy?!

  9. I agree with all above, you were right to ignore you and do it anyway. Your shading is great and your design is imaginative. I see nothing but good here. Bravo!

  10. I'm glad you ignored yourself and went ahead with the challenge. I agree, it's difficult but strangely freeing. Yours looks great and the movement works beautifully