Woman with Striped Blouse and Hair in Bun

I like the way the vertical and horizontal lines appose each other. These strokes form the only patterns within the outline of the figure.  I drew the woman’s outline blindly (not looking at the paper), but did look when I detailed her blouse and hair. I did not realize how much the counterpoint between these […]

Watercolor Portrait Over Blind Drawing

I wanted to see what would happen if I superimposed a regular, studied sketch on a blind drawing of the same portrait subject. I used a photograph of my father as the model on which to experiment. My choice of subject holds emotional content, as my dad passed away a while ago and I still […]

Next Iteration of Eye Clinic Waiting Room Sketches

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 […]

Composite: Dentist/Pain Clinic Portrait

As soon as I drew the subject’s right leg, he was called in to see the dentist. I kept the rest of this page blank for as long as I could stand it (I hate wasting paper). The next day, when I was waiting at the pain clinic, there was a man sitting opposite me. […]