Saturday, 30 April 2011

Contour drawing

A quick post for today, we have a busy day ahead of us here, but I thought I would just add this.

Sketchbook Challenge have an article by Susan R. Sorrell on

Blind Contour Drawing

It is a really good exercise to try out and obviously I had to have a go.

  You get SO tempted to look down at the paper, but I did stop myself and kept going.   Quite surprised at how it turned out as I was going over the pencil with the pen and it stayed 'more or less' together.  I then just added a bit of Burnt Sienna/Yellow Ochre mix, but I did allow myself to look at that!

I'll definitely be trying this technique out again with other subjects
- how about you?

1 comment:

Judy said...

Great excercise! Thanks for the link!

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