One of the most difficult art forms is drawing realistic colour portraits. Doing so with one hand is not easy at all. How about meeting an artist who draws two different portraits with both hands at the same time? That’s amazing.
This may sound almost impossible, but that’s what makes Dutch artist Rjacenna’s skill very 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.
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 .