It happens when i'm trying to sketch inking isn't really a problem because i can ink following an already made line... but the lines are devilish. You know, when you sketch something and usually your hand follows the line you imagine that should be there... and eventually you line it and yuo look at it and think "yep this is ok"... well I can do it like this on the right side, but on the left... the lines i trace are nothing like what they should be. And sometimes I'm really thiking...
For example with a circle. I can trace the right side perfectly, as a perfect half of a cercle. The left one will definitely be not curved enough, or the curve will be too accentuated on the upper or the lower side xD like a beerbelly. And this affects everything i do. Sure enough, after few mistakes i manage to do it at least to a satisfactory level, inking covers these kind of mistakes even better.
I have no clue to what it is related, the right hand blocking is actually a valid argument, except i also have this problem while drawing using the tablet, in which case my hand isn't blocking anything
i have to agree - practice makes perfect. as far as trying to get over it faster.. i'm not positive, but you could try tracing over other people's drawings to figure out how symmetric anatomy is supposed to feel. you could also google reference images and do the same thing. i actually do it a lot and it helps with symmetry, anatomy and posing problems.
I tried the tracing. guess that really need practicing. It feels like there's no "confidence" in the lines I trace on the left either... like eating with my left hand or smth. except it's not the left hand
yea with faces I have the biggest problem. Because it's vital that the face sides are symmetric. I used to begin with the right side and never could mirror it for the left side exactly, so then I tried to start with the left side then "copy" it in the right side. But it doesn't always work, whatever is at left is bad. So most of the time I end up drawing different poses, not frontals because of this...
well I know it sounds a bit retarded, drawing characters exactly from the front is boring... but i cannot feel confortable that my drawings tend not to go the way I want them to, but the way the evil left side wants them to go. It's just one thing that's been bugging me. I use guidelines when I can and when I can draw them, imagine even with those i have troubles if they are on the left...even for a simple curve, if it's in left side it just won't go the right angle.
Sounds like you need to develop muscle memory to cope with the problem. That, or just flip the work upside down and draw it like it's the right side, but upside down.
Generally, when I'm drawing, I'm constantly rotating the sheet I'm working on to limit the number of ways I need to be able to move my pens.
Otherwise, this is probably a good time to actually copy somebody elses work as exactly as possible. Obviously, get permission or use some public domain work, but if you do it long enough and often enough it should get better.
I'm not even sure why I didn't try flipping it... i mean i always do it digiatally. But seeing it actually works LOL.. drawing upside down. I alwasy laugh at how retarded my drawings look when i flip em. It's like... they are totlly different :/
But it still is annoying that i can't do it. And to tell you the truth I kinda thought people will reply with "np it happens to me too so i...."