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  • Sharing the Knowledge
    1:48 PM, Saturday April 15th 2023

    I think I will (in addition to my dominant hand once it's fully healed). I know it'll take time, but I'm in no rush.

    4:03 PM, Sunday April 9th 2023

    After drawing with my left (non-dominant) hand for a week, I've noticed that the mark making direction is more important when using my left hand. When I use my right hand, I can draw fairly smooth lines in most directions, but for my left hand, I seem to only consistently get smooth lines if I make the mark from right to left. I suppose this makes sense given that most people find that there's one direction that feels "more natural" when making marks. Anyway, it means I have to rotate the paper a lot more when drawing with my left hand.

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The Art of Brom

The Art of Brom

Here we're getting into the subjective - Gerald Brom is one of my favourite artists (and a pretty fantastic novelist!). That said, if I recommended art books just for the beautiful images contained therein, my list of recommendations would be miles long.

The reason this book is close to my heart is because of its introduction, where Brom goes explains in detail just how he went from being an army brat to one of the most highly respected dark fantasy artists in the world today. I believe that one's work is flavoured by their life's experiences, and discovering the roots from which other artists hail can help give one perspective on their own beginnings, and perhaps their eventual destination as well.

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