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).