Sunday, August 15, 2010

Two-Handed Quick Draw

Here's a guy who draws simultaneously with two hands on a dry-erase board and then erases. It's in real time, judging from the birds and pedestrians.

It makes my attempts at two-handed drawing seem pretty lame.

Via Best of You Tube

9 comments:

ricardo said...

Wow, truly amazing. Ambidextrian and pretty darn quick!

I wonder if there's anybody out there who could draw different things with each hand.

Rockhopper said...

I am ambidextrous cant paint with either hand, doh!

Rebecca said...

Ambidextrous and can do this UPSIDE DOWN too! Really amazing! My favorite is the second to last one. Very clever. You can almost HEAR the people preparing to cover their kids eyes. LOL!

Daroo said...

This is interesting -- it seems more akin to a musician performing than a visual artist creating a piece of art. The images are fleeting but the performance is the thing. As Rebecca points out, you could also draw the analogy with a stand up comic -- the drawing of those bird legs required a specific timing to make it funny -- the finished drawing isn't intrinsically funny -- but the set up and knock down of the audiences expectations is funny (or at least amusingly bawdy).

Technically, I think he's doing something very different from your Abe in two. He's set one hand to mirror the other as he draws from what I assume are a repertoire of learned drawings he's practiced before -- like learning guitar riffs with the goal to perform them smoothly and flawlessly with interesting arm movements and reveals.

Whether or not you'd practiced that Abe before -- your hands were drawing different things, expressing different ideas and working in counterpoint, instead of singing in unison.

Cool Post.

=shane white= said...

Reminds me of that clip of the elephant painting portraits.

=s=

thomas@thomaskitts.com said...

Okay, it is drawing, but by rote. Not to overly diminish what he does, but it isn't that difficult to do. It is like running scales and arpeggios for a musician.

Repetition is the key and I'd hazard the guess that he's been drawing the same thing(s) in the same way over and over again for a long time.

I did like the ephemeral nature of it though.

Thomas

Sketching Artist said...

Throw wads of cash at him!!

Dave said...

O! jim you got a little sunburn,actually a lot. comes from being so excited about what you see that nothing else matters. And that's a good thing.

SVSART said...

I'm dizzy now... Really neat drawings, but the camera man needs a tripod desperately.....