In the end it was great! I noticed a few things:
- I turned the tile a lot more than I usually do.
- Curved lines are way harder than straight lines. Circles are quite tricky.
- I had to move my lamp to the other side of the table, which caused me to twist in my chair.
- Filling in black was difficult! I tended to move my whole hand/arm rather than just my fingers. Had to keep a vice-like grip on that pen. :-)
- I thought the shading would be harder than it was.
- It took me a lot longer.
In my second attempt I tried other tangles, a little more complicated. It seems appropriate to display these at a slightly out of control angle. :-)
This challenge gave me the opportunity to empathize with those with MS, Parkinson's Disease, or tremors. It also put me in the mental space of a child learning to wield a pencil or an adult who doesn't do art.
On a tangent:
I find it interesting how some English words have roots on the left side, and they're generally negative. We use gauche (the French word for left) to mean unsophisticated, lacking culture or un-politic. Adroit (from the French, literally "at/to the right") means skillful. We use sinister (Latin for left) to mean nasty or sneaky. We use dextrous (from the Latin 'dexter': right) to mean having fine motor skills.