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Stigma by Andoledius Stigma by Andoledius
DeviantART really should reorganized its submission categories. I hate having to pick either "digital" or "traditional", what if it was done with both? Sigh.

This is an editorial assignment for an article pertaining to the left-handed public (of which I happen to be a part of).

This was done with ink and photoshop. Getting better and better at mixing the two ;)
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silliestowl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Athough I'm not left-handed, I've always prided myself on relating to others. Something like being left-handed might seem insignificant to righties, but there really are a lot of things that we take for granted. My favorite anecdote in regards to this is the fact that the word "dexterous" used to be used an alternative for right-handed, while "sinister" was an alternative for left-handed. Left-handed people were "touched by the devil" or represented some other kind of evil in some cultures. I don't know if that was on your mind with the black, writhing tendril around the arm, but it certainly struck that chord for me. The hand seems to be burdened and struggling against that, but I believe the tendril represents more the hardships left-handed people have dealt with.
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just-browsing-12354 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
excellent effect
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nanchino Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist
this illustration means a lot to me.
Thank you!
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Andoledius Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional
Not at all! I'm honored you are able to connect with it so much. =)
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Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It has a rather dynamic feel to it.
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art-devi Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I have noticed some of the great artists were left-handed, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rubens, Albrecht Durer & my personal favorite, my mom ;p
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Andoledius Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional
That's awesome that your mom is a lefty, and an artist! =)
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art-devi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
yeah thanx :)
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Zegaroth Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I have a deviation that is both digital and traditional too, I drew the clouds in pencil. It's called "Sindred Digital" even though the clouds are in pencil.
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Ever-Awesome Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is well done and striking. The left handed people don't get enough credit for dealing with all the righties...XD
thanks for sharing this. It's lovely.
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baberscamille Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student General Artist
there is a mixed media category...
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marian-black Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
just love it!
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WestShoreDude Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Awesome artwork.
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Yasada Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
hehe.. being left handed myself, i didn't even notice anything "not normal" until i read the description..

i love that black thing that's going on there. great job with the ink
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BojanPapic Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Please accept submission of this piece to :iconhandsclub: You will find it in your messages (might be older ones).
It will make a great addition to our group gallery.
Make sure You visit us, best regards!
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VivaVenera Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Very nice work!
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Arahiriel Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
I think I told before: I LOVE THIS! :heart:
Need to fav it!
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TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Weell, since this is lovely and you're left-handed, could I invite you to join :iconlefthandedartists: ? We'd love to have you!

:heart:
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wamnick1 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Beast!
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Colononai Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Student General Artist
GO LEFTIES!
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ZHIVALVA Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
interesting point of view...
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madamscience Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student
soooo coool
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dana-redde Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love love love love! Those lines in the palm are really great.

Even as a boring old righty, the handedness thing has always fascinated me. The stigma (sinistra~sinister, forcing children to write with their right hand), the connection to brain activity and certain talents, etc. Lots of interesting people have been left-handed! I was surprised to learn recently that with the exception of Jimmy Carter and Dubya, all of our presidents since 1974 have been left-handed.
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Andoledius Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional
yes! I've always thought of it as an interesting topic, both the history and the science :) What intrigues me is that there has always been a constant percent of left handed people on earth, its always been at 9-10%, even during the stone age (apparently in cave paintings, 9% of the people depicted were left handed.)

So strange!
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dana-redde Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I read some theory once about left-handed people in the olden days being more vulnerable during battle because they held their shields on the right side and left their heart more exposed. I don't know if there's anything to that, but it's fun to think about.

I'm fascinated by ambidextrousness, too. I have this weird phobia about my dominant hand getting bitten off, or something, and not being able to draw, so I spend a lot of time practicing with my non-dominant hand, ahahah.
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Neilss1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
I really love the japanese styling on your lineart ad colouring fantastic!!!! Your threadless shirt is my next purchase ;)
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Andoledius Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional
THANK YOU! :heart: so nice to hear that people like my work :)
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Neilss1 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
No problem the intenet I suppose is the ultimate faceless critic when it comes to art and design :P
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MegDoll Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student General Artist
I think there is a mixed media category, but I could be wrong.

I really like the concept behind this and the texture. The detail on the hand is excellent!
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Artboycat Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Did you draw the hand and the black swirl separately and then put them together in photoshop? I tend to do that a lot now in order to make it easier to play with the different elements. Just curious about your process and I love this piece!
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Andoledius Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional
yup! The vines were done in ink, so i scanned them in and layed them over the hands. I also painted some custom ink textures for the hands themselves and scanned those in, so the picture would blend better.

thanks for your comment! :)
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Artboycat Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Awesome, I love looking at the line work for that piece
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NycterisA Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay for lefties!
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Nannairb Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How is it stigma

I don't get it
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Andoledius Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional
just a title :P
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JokeRundNine Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
here, the two long tails of my cats (?)~ just kidding

nice pic, I usually draw hands but I never submit them... love this ^^
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xia0ting Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
i love the way you draw fingers! i became addicted when i fell in love with "wild dog" those fingers are awesome! :D
anyway, the concept is amazing :heart:
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kecen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Looks painful. Like a gnarled tree.




Lefties unite.
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is both an amazing drawing and one of the most terrifying hands I've ever seen :p (the wrinkles!) i love it!
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NataLeeSan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Fav and Love for da left handed people!! wooo!
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It so strange how in olden times, and when I say olden, I realized not so long ago, people thought if you were left handed that was a sign of the devil.... so weird...

This looks so amazing, all the line work is so fluid it almost looks like it is moving
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artisticpsycho87 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Im all about the left hand over here!!! this is dope for us special folks! :D
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AnkoArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I know more than a few of us are bothered that there is no category for a mix of traditional and digital. It's very common to mix the two. Anyway beautiful work as always! I think lefties are awesome, all the best artists I know are lefties (including YOU XD)!
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MarceloZonta Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
beautiful! amazing work!
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gundogs Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
i'm left handed too (slightly weird / annoying in figure drawing class, as my easel is the only one facing a different direction)

love the details on this
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OrenDotan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
if it's done by both and you want to stick to it then you can put it in mixed media i think
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kaede-kit Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Nice work!
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LikeIdontknow Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Awesome idea, wonderful implementation!

(Im also left-handed ;D)
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AmandaMyers Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
On the subject of being left handed: Did any right handed people notice this as weird or that it was a left hand instead of a right? I have to admit that I would be lost in regards to this image's meaning if it wasn't stated in the description. I guess I'm so used to being left-handed that nothing seemed stigma-worthy in this picture :D. I'm interested to know if right handed people have an easier time interpreting the image.

I think the image itself is fantastically done and I would never have guessed that you used traditional media in this. I really like how all the wrinkles in the hand grab my attention while the spiraling black around the wrist and forearm leads my eye up.
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dana-redde Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, if anything, it looked normal to me because, as a righty, whenever I draw my hand from life, obviously I have to draw my left! Then again, I have a constant problem with remembering to draw people using their correct hand and figuring out where peope's thumbs should be, so maybe it's just me :D
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