Now that I am nearing my one-year mark of drawing my hand every day, I must work harder to keep the project interesting for myself. The spoon has over-stayed its welcome as a prop, but I haven’t found its replacement yet. In desperation on Day 320, I reverted to a standby that anyone who has ever studied drawing has done: the blind contour. I find the odd tangle of lines strangely intriguing. It’s easy to see where I began, but since the rule is to avoid lifting the pen from the page, a blind contour requires backtracking many times to complete a contour. The result is like the path of a bug.
Then I did another. They are liberating because they are completely without pressure. I might do a few more.
|Same pose drawn twice, each starting from opposite sides.|