Using some of my husband’s photographs as reference, I took a thick Sharpie and started a blind contour drawing on white cover stock. But, I cheated a little bit, in that I allowed myself to look once or twice, just to make sure the characters ended up looking like PEOPLE!! But, I really like the distortion that happens with blind drawings (such as the girl’s face, above).
Later, with an ultra fine point Sharpie, I added the smaller shading lines, this time looking at the paper the whole time.
Here are a few more from the same day:
What are “Assignments”? They are mini tutorials of drawing exercises I do myself. I hope you will try some of them… drawing is a blast!!! Here are some past “Assignments”:
Assignment #16: Blind Contour Giraffes
Assignment #22 – Go to the Library
Kim H said:
These are outstanding! I love the the lines. I most try this- even though I would never be brave enough to show anyone my sketch book!
Pfeiffer Photos said:
Oh, I remember this exercise in high school. It was frustrating but interesting at the same time. Yours actually look pretty darn good!
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maria little said:
i’m having so much fun discovering goodies on your blog.
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