This exercise had me drawing small circles to fill out a whole A5 page, going left to right and back. My wrist did most of the work, while the whole side of the hand was touching/resting on the paper: side of the wrist, whole pinky side and sometimes ring finger knuckle.
Right (dominant) hand
I was temped to draw spirals instead of circles, as if I was writing.The hand flew with more ease when going towards right, and had some slowness, almost a resistance when drawing towards left. I was plating with alternating the direction of my circle drawing: clockwise, counter-clockwise, both with ease.
When I first started to do the exercise, I haven't read the instructions well (there's my first lesson!) and starting drawing top to bottom. Bit it did make me realise counter-clockwise works well when drawing top to bottom, and clockwise when bottom to top.
Left (non-dominant hand)
When drawing with left hand, I tended to work from the shoulder more, as I didn't "trust" my left wrist yet at this point. Again, drawing towards the hand felt more fluid and precise. I've also noticed my left hand going for a triangle-shaped ovals at some moment, which was quite entertaining.
My right (dominant) hand got a little cramped at this point, so I started to use my elbow and shoulder, which helped.
My left hand drew some triangle-shaped ovals again, but overall left a nice pattern resembling pebbles.
Sitting at the desk like this, I noticed I didn't know what to do with my dominant right hand ad I drew with the left. It reminded me of drawing an automatic car when I have to put my left hand underneath my seat not to have it too "confused'. I believe this is what added to the cramp-like tension in the right hand.
This exercise flew much easier than the small one. Standing up, I was using my shoulders and elbows to draw and there was hardly any difference between the two hands, in terms of shape consistency.
These two exercises reminded me of the Summer I've spent with a cast on my right hand. I was 7 years old, and the plasticity of a young brain along with my desire to draw and write made my ambidextrous by the end of my 2-months sentence. I wish I'd kept up with it!