Ambidextrous Artist Creates Detailed Drawings by Using Both Hands at the Same Time

Drawing something even close to resemblig art is hard enough to do with one hand, but doing it with both hands, at the same time, sounds downright impossible. That only makes this amateur artist’s skills that much more impressive.

Colin Darke, a lawyer and amateur artist from Detroit, has been getting a lot of attention lately for his ability to draw detailed artworks with both hands at the same time, often using different colors in each to highlight his ambidextrous technique. From portraits of celebrities, iconic film characters, animals an nature-inspired scenes, there’s nothing he 42-year-old can’t draw with his hands simultaneously. After keeping his skill a secret for most of his life, the amateur artist only recently started posting photos and clips showcasing his ambidextrous talents on Instagram, after being inspired by a motivational speaker.

Photos: Colin Darke/Instagram

“The positive support has really inspired me to create more, and the more I create the more I want to create,” Darke said. “Creativity truly breeds creativity. In fact, I’d only use my left hand when my right hand got tired, not thinking anything of it.”

Colin, who started drawing at the age of five, has so far created portraits of Harry Potter, Leonardo Da Vinci, Kobe Bryant and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, among others. Check out more of his ambidextrous wonder on Instagram.

Interestingly, Colin Darke isn’t the first ambidextrous artist we’ve ever featured on OC. Last year we wrote about Dutch artist Rajacenna, who also used both her hands simultaneously to creates insanely realistic portraits. Her works were labeled as fake by some, although no conclusive evidence was ever produced.

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