Friday, September 28, 2012

Blind Contour Redux

9/27/12 Copic Multiliner SP pen

I’m taking an eight-week drawing class from Seattle architect and artist Anita Lehmann, whose urban sketches appear on the Seattle Urban Sketchers blog. At our first class, we did a few drawing exercises made popular by Betty Edwards’ book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. A favorite of mine is modified blind contour, a technique I used for these self-portraits. To learn what a modified blind contour is, see another self-portrait I did back in January.
Although these self-portraits are not exactly flattering, the bald-faced honesty and integrity of the line are strangely appealing.

9/28/12 Pigma Micron pens

1 comment:

  1. Your class sounds like fun. There is a freshness to the blind contours of people. I really like these...maybe I should try a few. It is difficult to draw directly in 75 day challenge has definitely been that. Great job on the two church steeples. Your perspective is getting very good.


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