Non-Dominant Hand Drawing / by J. Logan Carey

Part of my routine of drawing in my doodlebook is on every fifth page I draw with my non-dominant hand, which is my left. When I first came across this idea in Stefan Baumann's video, "Doodle Your Way to Being a Great Artist," I was skeptical, but intrigued. I've enjoyed the challenge of it and as I've finished this doodlebook I thought I would share my results with everyone.

Remember, with the doodlebook, the idea is not to draw big elaborate sketches, just to doodle throughout your day, while you're at work or on the phone or at a restaurant. I feel like it has really helped me work drawing more into my daily routine then just trying to do some solid periods of time at the end of the day.

For those interested, I used a Strathmore 400 Series Visual Drawing Journal, 5.5"x8".

 My first left hand page. I was kind of amazed at how it turned out. Although it's not very accurate, the stylistic quality is hard to miss.

My first left hand page. I was kind of amazed at how it turned out. Although it's not very accurate, the stylistic quality is hard to miss.

 Just drawing little things I see on my desk throughout the day.

Just drawing little things I see on my desk throughout the day.

 Decided to do a portrait from imagination, the proportions came out all strange, but very interesting.

Decided to do a portrait from imagination, the proportions came out all strange, but very interesting.

 Random things seen on the internet.

Random things seen on the internet.

 Tried a brush pen, wasn't really happy with the results so this was the only day I didn't just use a pen.

Tried a brush pen, wasn't really happy with the results so this was the only day I didn't just use a pen.

 More stylish that comes solely from using a hand to draw that I don't normally.

More stylish that comes solely from using a hand to draw that I don't normally.

 Just drawing random ideas.

Just drawing random ideas.

 For my last left hand page I decided to use some reference. I'm finally learning that always drawing from life is really the key.

For my last left hand page I decided to use some reference. I'm finally learning that always drawing from life is really the key.