When there are interesting looking characters around, I draw as many of them as I can. My latest style of blind drawing allows me to draw quickly. I have been thinking of applying these ‘visual notes’ to a more deliberate mode of rendering. Perhaps this is a way back to painting. As with most of […]
Time spent on a drawing can vary, especially in waiting rooms. One never knows when a subject will be called by the nurse for the appointment. I began with the man’s shoe. You can see the trace of the first line. The top line of the trousers was next, then the hair. As I recall, […]
The key here is the relative size of each figure. The relationship between the two is conveyed by the hand gesture of the tutor.
I correctly rendered the relative sizes of the two figures in the sketch below. The outlines were sketched, for the most part, as blind drawings.
When I’m drawing blind (that is, without looking at my sketchpad surface), figures often get distorted. Below is an example of a portrait with face parts, proportionate within themselves, but not properly assembled into a whole. The overall effect of this portrait reminds me of the alien character in the movie Alien.
I did most of this drawing without looking at the paper. The shape of the head on the man on the right was distorted by my unconscious mind, which chose to minimize its curvature in relation to the face. I modified the figure on the left by adding hair and an eye.
* Processing Christmas: Fifth in a series of drawings made during Christmas, revisited after Christmas. The fourth in the series may be found here. Back to normal resting state.
I like this guy. This sketch is a mixture of blind drawing and sighted drawing. The contour of the head was done in the ‘blind fashion’, trying to get my pen point to follow my eyes as I scanned the outline.
* Processing Christmas: Fourth in a series of drawings made during Christmas, revisited after Christmas. The third in the series may be found here. One might think I crowded the figure onto the right hand side of the page, but I was following my granddaughter’s outline (as best as I could), while she was napping, […]
* Processing Christmas: Third in a series of drawings made during Christmas, revisited after Christmas. The second in the series may be found here. Relaxing after seven hours as a passenger. A calming drink helps.