Monday, March 16, 2009

Some left handed gestures

I spent a portion of the class last week gesturing with my left hand. I do this from time to time to keep myself from caring about the 'greatness' of the drawing, and to just focus on the physical act of drawing itself. The ironic thing is that these drawings usually end up being better than when I draw with my right. It reminds me of a quote my roommate read to me the other day by Thomas Merton: "we cannot achieve greatness unless we lose all interest in being great." I don't know about you, but that resonates so deeply with me. Hopefully these drawings will attest to that!

and here's some right handed gestures: