Wednesday 13th August is International Lefthanders Day. According to this list, left-handed people are better at multitasking, more likely to have allergies and suffer from insomnia, and tend to reach puberty 4-5 months later than right-handers.

Well, I’m not sure about any of that, but what I do know is that I can’t draw a penguin very well at all with my left hand, as you’ll see below.

Leftie 1

Sadly, it looks like the poor little fella wouldn’t know a kipper if it slapped him right between his boss eyes.

Instead I tried drawing our recommended five-a-day (for some reason only including four of them):

Leftie 2

Needless to say, the banana and pear look relatively edible, but the apple is far too bootylicious and the grapes look as if they’re vibrating, both of which are undesirable characteristics in fruit.

Next up, a friendly dinosaur:

Leftie 3

Friendly, yes. But also unnervingly demented.

To compensate, I infringed copyright and tried a Minion:

Leftie 4

Perhaps it’s a good thing that Universal Pictures probably wouldn’t even recognise the one on the left as anything even vaguely resembling one of their creations.

Finally, I truly put my sketching abilities to the test for both righty and lefty. The subject matter had to be familiar, distinct and of a far greater complexity. There was only one viable solution. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Zach Galifianakis in what could be mistaken for a before-and-after-rehab shot:

Leftie 5

(Zach, be a sport: If you’re reading this, please don’t take legal action.)

Happy International Lefthanders Day to you all, whether you hold a pen in your left, your right, your feet or your belly button!


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