Portrait of the Artist in Her Right Mind by MarjorieB

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Drawn with my left (non-dominant) hand, so I was using the right side of my brain. This is supposed to revitalize one’s creative juices. It’s definitely a challenge, even if your wrist isn’t in a splint, and I had a lot of fun.

Looking in the mirror, naturally, so it’s also backwards of my appearance to others.

No. 2B pencil on paper, scanned in and contrast enhanced in Photoshop. A Drawing Day 2010 artwork.


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  • iskamontero
    iskamonteroabout 4 years ago

    That’s a great self-portrait. I have done this ages and ages ago as a teenager, looking in the mirror but not with my left hand :-) That sketch used to hang on my bedroom wall but with me moving around the globe, and my parents moved to another home, I think it’’s forever lost…

  • Oh, dear me. That’s sad. Of course, you can always do another one…I did one, too, when I was younger, in my mid-twenties, I believe. I saw it a few years ago in among a stack of old papers and magazines and such, so perhaps I still have it, somewhere. It would be fun to see how they compare. Glad you enjoyed this one.

    – MarjorieB

  • Jean Gregory  Evans
    Jean Gregory ...about 3 years ago

    Excellent portrait! Marvelous! Love your title and your comments! Looks as if you are ambidextrous!

  • Not ambidextrous, exactly. A few years ago I broke the right wrist and spent several months in a cast, so had to learn to do everything left-handed. It was a very interesting challenge. I used to write left-handed, too, when I got really bored in grade school. It occupies the mind wonderfully, without attracting the teacher’s notice. Thanks so much for your kind words.

    – MarjorieB

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