Welcome back to Part 4 of the Left Hand versus Right Hand Challenge.
We left off here with our cute Hello!s teddy bears. The right side is completed, and the left side is still in progress. His ear still needs to be filled in, as well as his face, and his hat/hood.
Next, I took the chestnut pencil to fill in the shading and shadows.
Then, I finished colouring the rest of the image. This teddy looks wobbly, but he’s not bad!
FInished! Check out the teddies side by side.
Labeled, signed, and dated. It should go without saying that the drawing on the right with my dominant hand is the better picture. But, we can benefit a lot from practising with our non dominant hands.
First, we can develop our writing and drawing skills with practise. A surprise benefit is that if we ever find ourselves injured, and without use of our dominant hand, we have a “back up” hand ready to use! It will take a lot of time and patience to work up your strength to match your dominant hand, however. If you can use both of your hands interchangeably, you are considered to be ambidextrous.
In the meantime, your weaker, and less skilled hand can be great as an illustrator if you need to imitate a children’s drawing. If you use your non-dominant hand to do this, you can get a more authentic looking result.
I hope you had had fun with me during this challenge, and I look forward to seeing you in the next one!