The floppy hat looks more like a pith helmet, but blind drawing tends to transmogrify drawn objects.
This is an example of a blind drawing. By definition, blind drawing is uncontrolled by feedback. One looks only at the subject, when drawing blind. Profiles and backs of heads are much easier to render faithfully than frontal views of the face.
The subject of this portrait is the same man that I had to use shading to correct. I made certain that I accurately portrayed the proximity of the man’s nose to the table. I think this person may have been reading, but I didn’t see any book on the table. I don’t know what he […]
The posture of this young girl makes for a wonderful sketch composition.
I overheard some of the conversation between the tutor and the tutee. That plus the mathematical symbols on the paper led me to conclude that I was witnessing a physics lesson. I used the blind drawing technique to draw the contours of the heads. Usually, a complete blind drawing results in some dislocation of body […]
I first saw this young lady on her way into the store. She was carrying this mannequin half-head. Later on I saw her in the cafe, face painting.
Another quick waiting room, partial-blind drawing.
The tops of the bodies in this portrait look confrontational, but the legs on each subject seem relaxed.
One of the problems of blind drawing is getting body parts in proper disposition with each other. The drawing below is an example of a miscalculation. It seems that upon the return of my pen from its detour beginning with the ear of the man with the hat, and ending with the brim, I displaced […]