Saturday, December 20, 2008


I'm not sure I will ever get the hang of blind contour drawing. In this one I totally missed one eye ha ha and I tried to go ever so slow. Then I went on to sketch myself while looking in a mirror, wrinkles and all.


Sandy Maudlin said...

Hey. That's just how it should be. Great job looking and letting that pencil follow along.

BLIND means it's all about your connection to what's in front of you, not what you're putting on the paper. It really helps get the right brain charged. It makes us see more slowly what's REALLY there, to get in touch with each nuance, each subtle change. And it helps us know our subject so much better.

Doing four of the same object, then choosing one or parts of each to trace to create a painting is a possible option to go with if you want to 'make' some art with the blind contour drawings. I think Picasso must have created some of his later art via blind contours???

Ann Buckner said...

Thanks for the encouragement Sandy, and the clarifying info on Blind Contour drawing. Interesting idea, to do an art project using the blind contours.

I did notice that I was more aware of each area while I was drawing. It made me even more aware of the small differences between each feature such as the left side of the mouth vs. the right side.

Maybe these studies should be done on tracing paper so they can be used as overlays to see what different compositions can be developed.