Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Blind Contour Flower Drawings


Today I did this blind contour drawing of some flower heads. I used the reference photos I posted here yesterday for this week's drawing challenge. I purposely didn't pick off the dead or spent blooms as it adds more choices for interesting shapes. When I think shapes, instead of things as I draw, it helps me to get into "the zone" or a better frame of mind. If you haven't tried it yet, give blind contour drawing a try. Remember to move very slowly as you caress the object with your eyes. Try to really feel the shapes as you are drawing.

3 comments:

  1. You amaze me with your blind contour drawings. These are great!

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  2. Repetition is the key to mastery, Susan. I have done this so much, it is almost second nature. I can really feel what I am drawing when I do these.

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  3. practice practice practice. That's the key.

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