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BANGKOK 19 February 2019 10:16
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Ambidextrous Artist Draws Photo-Realistic Pencil Portraits with Both Hands at the Same Time

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Drawing hyperrealistic color portraits with your dominant hand is difficult enough, but try simultaneously drawing two separate portraits with both hands. It sounds almost impossible, which makes Dutch artist Rjacenna’s skill that much more impressive.


Rajacenna first made news headlines in 2010, as a child prodigy able to create incredibly realistic portraits of celebrities with a simple pencil. She has been honing her skills as a photorealistic drawing artist ever since, and somewhere along the way she discovered that she could draw just well with her left hand as she did with her right. Not only that, but she could draw with both hands at the same time, somehow distributing her attention to two separate and completely different portraits.


I first wrote about Rajacenna in 2011. She was already making international headlines for her amazingly realistic-looking pencil, not least for the fact that she had only taken up drawing just two years before. At 18 years of age, this young girl had already done modelling for various brands, had starred in films, soap-operas and tv-series, and had been the host of Kinderjournaal, the first Dutch web-tv for kids. Now she was turning out to be an insanely talented artist as well.


Rajacenna’s drawing skills have improved significantly over the years, but she also discovered another rare talent – drawing simultaneously with both hands. However, this ridiculously rare skill has been met with some scepticism online simply because people think it’s impossible. It’s one thing to draw some simple portraits or sketches simultaneously, but working on such insanely detailed artworks at the same time? It does sound a bit crazy.


“This is beyond ridiculous I would have to see video proof that she can coordinate one hand while focusing visually on her other hand,” Reddit user nogodones1 commented on a video of Rajacenna showing off her ambidextrous drawing skills. “I can understand writing two languages at once because the muscle memory for writing is more easily mimicked. To fill in a “photorealistic portrait” without downtime while shifting gaze seems to good to be true. She would have to have savant style abilities and without a video, Occam’s Razor says no.”


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phew!  - luckily, 'this' was not the answer! Image result for marty feldman



or the one about the poor girl who had beautiful eyes! - in fact so beautiful was one, that the other could not stopping looking at it!

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