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

Assignment #56 – Draw Cats in Bed