Two Women Having Coffee, Drawn Blind

In my sketches, sometimes I express one figure more than another. This happened in the drawing below. My hand miscalculated the size of the larger lady’s right arm. Including the book she was reading offers her figure a focus; leaving out her eye turns down that offer. The other woman was a bit smaller and […]

Partly Blind Drawing of Man with Pointy Chin

This sketch continues in the same vein as yesterday’s. It is the second of my small format, semi-blind drawings. The crease between the two pages of the notebook is the dividing line between the head and the face. I’m sure I wasn’t looking at the paper when I traced the contours of the face. I […]

Small Format Blind Portrait of Reader

The smaller 3.5″x5.5″ Moleskin Journal fits more easily in any of my pockets. I only have one pair of trousers whose back pocket can fit the larger 5″x8″ journal. Therefore, with the new notebook, I can rotate my wardrobe that I wear to work. (Although no one has spoken to me about wearing the same […]

Blind Drawing and Lapse in Concentration

In a blind drawing, one’s gaze follows the contour as the hand holding the pen attempts to limn those curves on paper. One must concentrate. The drawing below shows what happens when concentration fails. I drew the face of the left-most figure twice.

Mostly-Blind Drawing of Man at Next Table

I was more successful drawing this piece blind (mostly). I followed the contour of the crease of the shirt on the man’s shoulder. I continued the shoulder line after placing the pen at the appropriate place, with the help of my vision. The fold of the binding separates the halves of the sketch and does […]