Lauren's mother did her graduate work in dyslexia, and, as part of her studies, tested each of her four children for handedness. They came up as one solid righty, an ambidextrous righty, an ambidextrous lefty, and a solid lefty—a perfect sample range for her study! As the solid righty, having a seemingly laterally organized brain, Lauren nonetheless finds her typing filled with letter inversions, one sign of a bilaterally organized brain, common in creative people. She thinks that she's a bilateral, right-handed, right-brainer in a left-brained world. Not a pretty sight. At least her co-author, Lisa, presents a similar picture!
Whichever hand you use, you'll want to learn to "switch" between your left brain and right brain as you learn to draw. This becomes easier and easier the more you practice, and drawing practice is one of the best exercises to improve your switching function.
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