Art Journal: Which Way

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Recently, there was a little discussion among myself and some artistic friends about which way animals face when you draw them. Apparently, different people draw them predominantly one direction or another.

Perhaps, handedness plays a part in which way we draw them? It was also mentioned that, psychologically, animals facing left appear as more threatening than those facing right.

In this little page from my sketch book, I have animals of several kinds. Some face right, some forward, some up and one left. I don’t think I generally have a preference.

I do have a preference when I draw people in profile. For me, the should be facing to the right!

What are your preferences?