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.


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

  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.

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


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