Every time Veterans Day rolls around, I feel emotional. My brother Mike was born on Veterans Day. Today he is 70 years of age. I haven’t seen Mike in quite a while. My thinking about him has changed over the years. As a child, I tried to make contact with him. Mike is severely autistic, […]
I noticed the girl’s hair first: There was more to the subject than her hair, so I blindly tried again:
I wanted to see if I could draw in correct proportions after more than a year of drawing without the feedback of looking at the paper. I’m happy with the figurative drawing of my grandson.
Sometimes the drawing surface interacts with the drawing instrument in ways not conducive to good art.
When drawing more than one person using the blind contour drawing technique,* concentrating on the each person separately can result in the capture of gesture and position. Placing the pen point appropriately for the second figure can set up intimacy between the two subjects. The overlap is not important. *Drawing without looking at the […]
The perils of blind drawing.
Usually, the people I draw are upright. The man at the table next to me must have been really tired. His head was supported by his folded arms and he was snoring away. He seemed quite cozy. The drawing immediately below is a blind drawing, done while looking at the man and not the paper. […]