Blind Contour Drawing.... What it is... and how it can help you!
Blind contour drawing is drawing the outside edges of something, without looking at the paper.
Let your eyes travel the edges of your subject, and let your pencil
match the speed of your eyes. It's almost a trust exercise with
yourself. The hardest part about it is NOT LOOKING!
Put on your non-judgmental hat... seriously, you'll need it. :)
And why would anyone want to do this exercise?
it trains your eyes to really look at the edges of something, and
you'll probably end up with some very interesting drawings that you can
then develop into some very interesting paintings!
Click here for more detailed instruction.
My friend and fantastic artist, Margaret Stermer-Cox, introduced me to "Blind Contour Friday's."
She's very dedicated to maintaining and improving her drawing skills
with daily practice. If you want to improve quickly, daily drawing is
the very best way to go about it. Check out what she does here.
Thanks for letting me share your terrific blog here, Peggy!