Which is your drawing hand? Left or right? Or are you ambidextrous?
My right hand is my drawing hand, my most everything hand. The left goes along for the ride but doesn't have the dexterity for fine skills such as drawing. Any drawing I've tried with my left look like a child's drawing - shaky, broken lines without the smooth strokes that the right hand can produce.
This sketch is of my right hand. I was lying in bed, considering light and shapes and hands and took some shots of my right hand and wrist with my cell phone camera. Drawing extremeties can be challenging for artists, but as with most everything, if its broken down into simple shapes then built up from there, the intricacies can be figured out. The idea of a small series of hand drawings, perhaps in charcoal piques my interest.
Did you know?
- Approximately 8 to 15% of the adult population is left-handed.
- Studies indicate that left-handedness is more common in males than females.
- Left-handedness, in comparison to the general population, also appears to occur more frequently in identical twins, and several groups of neurologically disordered individuals
- Statistically, the identical twin of a left-handed person has a 76% chance of being left-handed, identifying the cause(s) as partly genetic and partly environmental.
- It is also noted that many bisexuals and homosexuals are left-handed more than their heterosexual counterparts.
- Also people of South Asian, Eastern European, Southeast Asian descent are more left-handed than any other ethnic groups in the world, while people of Western European, Northern European, and African descent are less left-handed.