Drawing with ink as an art form can be challenging. Familiar with the challenges of avoiding ink smudges when they write, left-handed artists may want to learn the tricks of the trade to make their entry into this new art form more fun and rewarding. Continue reading to find out what you can do to avoid smudging your ink drawings as you work.
Julien Raby, Founder & Owner of Coffee-Works.
Use an artist’s bridge
An artist’s bridge makes sure your hand is off the surface and not touching the paper. You’ll naturally start painting or coloring from the left side of the paper, and as your move to the right your hand will be over the ink you have just used all over the drawing. Use this bridge so that you don’t ruin your painting or drawing [by smudging the ink]. When you draw, your fingers, wrist, elbow, and shoulder need free movement. To make sure all of these are moving [easily] and your hand is not under much stress, you need the artist’s bridge, especially when you are a lefty.
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