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Do you more often draw your characters facing left or right? 

48%
993 deviants said Right handed & draw characters facing left
15%
300 deviants said Right handed & draw characters facing right
13%
273 deviants said I have no bias towards characters facing left or right
6%
126 deviants said I have no idea/don't draw characters
5%
104 deviants said I just want to see the results!
4%
93 deviants said I draw characters looking straight at the 'camera'
4%
81 deviants said Left handed & draw characters facing right
3%
62 deviants said Left handed & draw characters facing left
1%
18 deviants said Ambidextrous & draw characters facing right
1%
17 deviants said Ambidextrous & draw characters facing left

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:icontigerchu:
Tigerchu Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find it easier to draw them facing left. The way my hand moves naturally. Circles facing left. I have been playing around with it, though.
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ArtsyMaria Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh, I always thought I just had a problem drawing characters facing right, because I am horrible at it. I always draw my characters facing left. I can do it to the right, but with great difficulty. I never thought that it could be because I am right handed. I never made that connection; but apparently it must have something to do with it because, according to this poll, I am not the only one!
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Roaring-Flame-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god, I always think in the back of my head that people are going to hate my art because I feel most comfortable drawing racing the left (righty here). I try to mix it up but the right is haaaaaard. ;__;
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:iconthedementedfreakshow:
I was at an even mix up between right-handed drawing characters facing left and drawing facing at the 'camera'
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:iconnekoni:
nekoni Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Right handed with characters facing left! That's very normal!

I noticed that when I liked pokémon, looking through the anime's 'pokédex', almost all the pokémon faced left. HMMM mysterious.
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Sharinku Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Wait. Is it my left or my character's left?
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Anime-Guru1217 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Usually the poses are varied, but I've noticed that many of the faces I've drawn end up looking to the right (fully, out of the corner of his/her eye, etc) :iconwthplz:
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Loreen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
definitely facing left in sketches and illustrations. I'm right handed.
But it's different in my comic because there I have to control things like that. probably even more often characters are facing right, because usually the movement is to the right.
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wackko200 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm Right-Handed and I think I mostly draw characters facing right and then left.;)
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ah-kaziya Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a tendency to draw my characters facing left since I'm right handed. I think it's mostly a habit developed when I was learning to draw (self-taught), and I would draw quadrupedal characters. Since I'm right handed, I started with the head, then worked my way toward the right with the body and everything (so my hand wouldn't drag across the pencil and smudge it), which resulted in a left-facing character. I still find faces in profile easier to do facing left than right.

As for handedness, I usually try for an even balance, and usually the pose dictates the character's eventual handedness when I'm not actively thinking about it. So I think I have an even mix. In some instances, usually with weaponry, I try to actively think about the character's actual handedness and make sure I get that in there no matter the pose, but with other random drawings, I go with whatever fits.
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