Saturday, March 9, 2013

Buddha, Left handed

Left Hand Drawing
In Jane LaFazio's Sketching and Watercolor, Journal Style workshop we were asked to
draw a continuous line drawing with our left hand.  I decide to draw one of my Buddha statues.
The drawing only took a little while, but I kind of liked it.  I was surprised, however, when
people in the class remarked that it was "so full of emotion".  Hmmm I can see it but guess
the directness of my left hand drawing came through.

In week 6 we were asked to draw a man-made object.  I found that I just didn't want to
draw kitchen appliances or the like.  So I did a right hand drawing of my statue.  It was easy
to draw the upper half of this statue but I kept on erasing and redrawing the bottom half.  I
still wonder about some of the details.  The color, which began when I picked up the wrong
colored Sharpie Pen actually turned out to be a happy accident.  I have always loved images
of the "Medicine Buddha", the Buddha depicted as being blue.

So which Buddha do you prefer?  I am always looking for comments about my posts.


  1. I LOVE this... never thought of it. So funny the connection, I did a show w/Jane, a 3 woman show, a couple years ago. LOVE her!

  2. If you haven't friended her on facebook you must! She always has something going on. I love taking online art classes from Jane and others because it keeps me busy with drawing and working with images.