Friday, October 10, 2008

The Big Draw Day 10 : "POTIDOU"


Little yellow-green pumpkin with orange hues. Yesterday we talked about drawing with the non-dominant hand. I draw three of these with my left hand, then the "thing" in the middle blind with my right hand. Then I put colour on it, which Suki did with her drawings yesterday (that is a great idea Suki, thanks so much for sharing it)
Have a wonderful Friday

23 comments:

Martine said...

May your weekend be as colourfull and funny as your drawings.
love

sukipoet said...

Gosh, you must be ambidextrous. These have so much character and emotion to them. Course gourds do have a lot of character in real life. Love your use of watercolors. Have a fabulous weekend.

Cestandrea said...

Martine thanks, and your's as sunny and warm as your hair- and feltcolours:)
love
Andrea

Cestandrea said...

Suki, the process of doing this is so much fun, in fact I remembered, last year we draw blind with Elizabeth, touching the object with the other hand. Thats what I did, and there is a lot of sensuality in this little pumpkin:)
And the shakily left hand lines have lots of charms, I think I'd try this more often, it's as if the dominant hand didn't follow the eye and soul as well as the left one does. Cause it feels like the left one (well in my case) doesn't really "know" how to do, it just does it:)
love
Andrea

Kim said...

Andrea,

These are really fabulous. I love the subject matter and the drawing is amazing to be sure. I love the color and the lines are wonderful...adding a feeling which probably would not be there if you used your right hand. I love these!

Suki mentioned your ambidexterity which honestly could be! I have been accused of that, as well, but know it is not correct as my handwriting is not clear with my left hand...although I do use my left hand for a lot of tasks.

You and Suki have really inspired me, too. I spent so much time yesterday with a bit of left hand exploration. While it doesn't touch the work you and Suki are doing, I have to say I have found a new way to meditate and maybe even work. And this idea of drawing with one's eyes closed is soooo relaxing. Do you know the story of the blind artist who lives in Turkey, I think? He has never been able to see, but can draw a perfect perspective from feel! Isn't that amazing?

Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful drawing with us, Andrea!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Interesting how you can draw with both hands. Talent oozes out of you... Love the color you added.

soulbrush said...

i keep thinking i must try this, but it is scary too. love yours.

Teri C said...

Very fun drawing. I thnk Suki started something.

WILSONART said...

OH!
Love these drawings Andrea!
And the use of the added color is terrific. Some of my favorite colors....the fall ones.
I've gotta try this non dominant stuff you all are doing,,,,it's been a long time since I have.

Lynn said...

You are incrediable. Even with your non dominant hand and one leg tied behind your back and standing on your head you can draw beautifully and create awesome art.
I am so glad I know you! ;-) LOL

klaproos said...

mmmmmm i like this pumpkin andrea...
just made soup from pumpkin:-)
thanks for your vision:-))
namely this comment:

PS: Please send my regards to this dog who looks as if he had understood everything in this world:)

she does you know:-))

Cindy said...

This is beautiful -- perfect -- inspiring! I'd love to try some non-dominant hand drawing, or some eyes closed drawing, but as someone else mentioned, it's scary. Just plain ol' drawing is scary enough for me at this point, but I have something to look forward to!

Good work!

Cestandrea said...

Kim, thanks so much for your comment and insights on this kind of drawing. I think we could try this with a brush too, and diluted acrylics, would be great fun, (perhaps you've done it already) what do you think?
And I never heard of the blind artist, now that is interesting. I often wondered, how must it be like when you can't see anymore. And also, He never sees what he produces. So it really is only the process which counts and matters... Thanks for bringing this to my mind:)
love
Andrea

Cestandrea said...

Cris, hi, thanks for your comment, and I think the colour makes those pumpkins look good, although I find they look as if they were melting:)
love
Andrea

Cestandrea said...

Soulbrush, oh you've tried it, you'll like it:)

Cestandrea said...

Teri C hi, thanks so much for visiting and for your comment, I'm so short on time at the moment and not visiting very much, I apologize for this. I hope this will soon be better,
love
Andrea

Cestandrea said...

Babs hi, thanks and yes, I had done this last year when we all participated in the Big Draw, but since I forgot about it. I really think that it is good to do this from time to time, it is like turning your painting 180 degree when you are painting it, so to find out if the composition is balanced....gives you another, important perspective
love
Andrea

Cestandrea said...

Lynniskynni:) LOL!!!!
love
Andrea

Cestandrea said...

Klaproos thanks so much, and oh, husband is asking me: when will this poor pumpkin finally will be cooked or what? :)

And you know, I'm sure your dog could be lawyers or delegates or doctors:):)
love
Andrea

Cestandrea said...

Cindy hi, thank you so much for visiting, and I hope I can soon find a little more time to go and visit all you wonderful people here in Big Draw, - you will see, once you have put your non dominant hand to work, it will make doodles and weird lines, which are beautiful! If you put a little colour in, here or there, even if it is very abstrakt, it will be more beautiful:)
love
Andrea

Mim said...

These are just amazing - you are right, perhaps Suki has (as usual) started a new training for us all.
Your drawings are so expressive!

Cestandrea said...

Mim: thank you for the most motivating compliment, and yes, it is really GOOD to draw on the other side of one's "reasonable" brain:)
love
Andrea

Meg Wolff said...

While I'm eating squash you are drawing it. How wonderful, love your paintings!