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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Blind Contour Sketches

A challenge for Scavenger Hunt 454 was to do at least two items with blind contour drawing.  This means to look at the object and draw without looking at the paper.  I decided to do it in a small sketchbook I use for doodling so as not to "muss up" the big sketchbook.  So the sketches were quick and small.  I used a Pilot ball point pen.

After the few minutes of sketching I thought I should scan the notebook since it fits on the scanner.  After about 30 minutes of starting, restarting, and resetting the scanner, the computer and the wi-fi, I just decided to take a photo.  So you get a bad photo ... sigh.  AWoT (A waste of time)

Number 8, scissors
Number 9, tape dispenser ( I did a smaller version of the dispenser while looking at it.  Obviously, I know more about scissors.)

And Happy Flag Day to our grand old flag and Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army as well!!


Bag Blog said...

I made my students do some blind contour drawings. They didn't get it. But still, it is good practice for the eye.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, hi there. Thank you for trying to get them to do it. Good practice, for sure!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

well done :) blind contour is great for training but still a pain in the butt to do :p

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, it is good to do, but you can tell that I don't do it often!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

most people don't lol because its such a pain to do

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