Sunday, January 25, 2015

Day 25 Glass Powder Sgraffito Challenge

The challenge for day 25 asks that we sketch a tree using our non-dominant hand and assorted tools to manipulate the glass powder.  After yesterday's free form tree, I decided to use a photo for inspiration.  Creating with my left hand was actually comfortable but extremely conscious.  It was difficult to think lefty - my supplies kept ending up on the right side and it was hard to focus on working right to left so I didn't drag my sleeve through the sketch.  Unconsciously defaulting to righty, I kept forgetting and had to turn the drawing upside down so as not to disturb something already drawn.  This drawing took longer than yesterday so when I finally got to the bird my hand was shaking, at first I used my pinky for extra stability and then even my right hand for resting my left wrist on.

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Glass Powder Painting Sketch of Wood Stork

This photo of a wood stork was taken at the rookery in the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.  I wanted to include the foliage but my brain was getting tired of thinking lefty and I was afraid to mess everything up.

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Wood Stork Photo