My blind drawings are outlines. They look like cartoon figures. When I sketch while looking at the subject and the paper, the portraits look more realistic.
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 […]
This is a sketch of a reclining man turned into a figure with distorted features. The distortions were unintentional (if not unconscious) since they were not directed by the eye.
Here are a couple of characters. The blind drawing technique allows my hand to have its say in expressing myself.
Taking a break from posting my blind drawings. Here is a cartoonish representation of two people chatting, one apparently wearing a down jacket, the other in a sweater.
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 […]
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 […]
I’m having a little trouble with my right hand. I can still draw, but I thought I might try drawing with my left hand. The results below are not too bad, although the portraits do not resemble the subjects.
When I see a pose that I like, I try replicating it on paper. I did the sketch below quickly, but not blindly.
I kept track of my strokes in this drawing. The drawing begins with the letter ‘A’, at the top of the man’s forehead; the pen point proceeded to point ‘B’. I lifted the pen and looked at the sketch as I re-positioned it, and marked it as point ‘C’. I continued in this manner until […]