If you liked contour drawing you are going to LOVE blind contour drawing! There is really only one small (but significant) difference between the two. When you are doing a blind contour drawing you can’t look at your drawing until you are completely finished. It’s important that you follow this rule, if you don’t you’re just doing a regular contour drawing.
You’ll see when you watch the video that this method is quite a bit more challenging however, it will also do wonders for your hand-eye coordination which is oh-so important for you artists. Make sure to check out the contour drawing lesson so you can be in on what we’re talking about!
My number one tip for getting the most out of this exercise is to take your time, if you rush you’ll miss all those delicious details in the object that you’re drawing.
TODAY’S LESSON: Blind contour is when you draw the contour (outline) of an object as well as relevant details on the inside of that object using a continuous line and not looking at your drawing until it’s done.
YOUR HOMEWORK: Do 10 blind contour drawings.
Have fun everybody!!
Thanks to a fairly hectic production schedule the last couple of weeks this blog entry is coming to you a little late but, here it is nonetheless!
Today I want to talk to you about the power of observation. You know, the thing that made Sherlock Holmes such a good detective? Now, I know that he's fictional and that you're an artist not a detective but, just bear with me for a sec and I'll explain.
I know, I know, 'What the heck is contour drawing?' and 'Why is it so important?'. You can start by watching the video and then continue reading for a more in-depth explanation.
Okay, so, a contour drawing is a drawing that is primarily the outline of the subject that you are drawing. It gets complicated though because you can (and should) include details that are not strictly part of the outline of the subject. As I'm sure you noticed in my example.
Welcome to another Saturday edition of ARTminute!
So far the response to this project has been very encouraging and I hope that people will continue to watch and participate. If you’re new to my blog or YouTube channel I’ll let you in on what we’re up to here. The idea is that twice a week I release a very short video that is either a mini-lesson about some art/drawing technique or it’s a practical discussion about how to incorporate an art practice into your life. I will also likely include my ruminations on the creative process and ways to stay inspired.
Hello, my lovelies!
I am super pleased with today's video lesson! It's the first video with actual advice about drawing. The subject today is sketching. Since these lessons are so short I really have to segment everything that I have to tell you, which means that we're really just scratching the surface and you'll have to stick with me every week to get more and more into each topic as it comes up.
Okay! Here's the thing about sketching, it's like warming up for a workout. You're often stiff, uncoordinated, and awkward. Which is exactly how your sketches will come out, especially if it's the first drawing you've done all day.