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. […]
As I’ve mentioned before, sketching people in waiting rooms is fraught with hazards. One is the prospect that the person you select as a subject will become aware, and protest being drawn. Another is that the person you are drawing will get up and leave before you finish. This is what happened in the sketch […]
I’ve done many blind drawings in my sketch books. Sketch books are supposed to be studies for future paintings or larger scale works. In the pen and ink/watercolor experiment below, I used two of my previous sketches (Man with Hair Too Small for Rest of Face and At the Eye Doctor’s). I drew the outlines […]