Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Blind Contour and Left Hand Sketches
Blind contour drawings (Drawing without looking) are very good to get the hand eye coordination going. Drawing with your off hand is also a very good excercise. The top are blind contour drawings with my left hand. They force me to really look at what I am drawing.
The second page is a bunch of everything. Quick sketches, blind contours, left hand drawing and just playing with charcoal. I was really surprised at how easily I could draw with my right hand after doing so much with my left. It was great practice.
Eternal Wait - I finally quit fidgeting with this one. It is #graphite on 8.5x11 smooth bristol board. It is nice to get something to a finish. No matter where I roam in media, graphite will always be my true love. I will be taking this to #Shakedown3 this weekend if you want to see it in person. #art #artist #drawingvia Instagram
A closer look at the same pose. I notice that #art is a lot like writing. The rough sketch is the idea. The second sketch is like the initial edit. The more I draw the same #sketch the more solid the ideas become. I bet the pros know this, but I am just discovering the power of a redraw. #art #artist #sketchbook #drawingvia Instagram