Thursday, March 29, 2012

Blind Contour

Sketched on 1/23/12, Copic Multiliner SP pen
A well-known drawing technique called blind contour requires the artist to look only at the object being drawn and avoid looking at the paper. The sketch should be completed with a single, unbroken line, so lifting the pencil or pen from the paper is avoided. Modified blind contour drawing allows a bit of cheating, like peeking at the paper infrequently and lifting the pencil a few times. This is a modified blind contour self-portrait (No. 55 in the series).

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