In Sketchbook Skool we’re all drawing one of our wonderful teachers, Tommy Kane, or in my case, Tommy’s cousin, or brother, or some distant relative who sort of looks like him.
I embraced Tommy Kane’s rule, love your mistakes, and despite a very rough start, managed to finish this portrait.
This is sketch #5 with my left hand.
My friend and I are dangerous!
We threatened our husbands that if they didn’t behave, we’d make them take us out together in public!
Here’s my third left-handed drawing, if you’re from Southern California, In-N-Out is a staple. They have the best hamburgers anywhere in the country (except maybe those that you make it home). I wish you could share a bite with me now.
Looks like I’ll have to have anesthesia to have my wrist reset. Yes, it doesn’t seem possible but it’s been almost a week and it’s still in the splint from the ER. Hopefully I’ll get to see an orthopedist who can help me out on Friday. Even so, it looks like I’m going to be doing lots of left-handed drawing between now and when the cast that gets on comes off. Thank goodness I have a challenge, or I’d go stir crazy. I’m sure glad for my art and my books.
Here’s my second drawing with my left hand. It is really an experience drawing with my nondominant hand. Hopefully as time progresses I will see more improvement.
I broke my right wrist on Wednesday when I fell off a stepstool while trying to help my neighbor. I think it hurt my pride more than anything, and it really made me mad that it was my drawing hand. I was also really upset that due to my injury, I missed Danny Gregory’s lecture at Fullerton College where at least four other teachers from sketchbook Skool appeared too. Grrrrr…talk abut bad timing.
The good thing is, I didn’t hurt anything else, and it is just a matter of time before it heals.
Thanks to the encouragement of my Sketchbook Skool Klassmates, I am proceeding with the classes using my left hand. I’m following their advice and ignoring my monkey and just going for it. Who knows, maybe I’ll develop some new neural networks along the way.