Without further adieu, WELCOME to my new 'Sketchbook Sunday" posts! So far, I have been filling books (YES! I filled an entire book!!!) with Blind Contour Line drawings. That is the method of looking at a subject, following it with your eyes, and having your hand move the pen in the same motions that your eye moves - without looking at the pen or paper. We did it a lot in highschool and I've always gotten a kick out of the perfect yet disjointed drawings that result. It's always nice when training yourself to draw better is also entirely enjoyable.
Here are some examples...
|Sketchbook Sunday, blind contour|
This Sketchbook Sunday page was done from a gardening book in my collection. I love to use it as a reference in my studio. I flipped to the Blanket Flowers and thought those would be fun to do in ink as blind contour. Later, I looked, and added the leaves and stems. Then with pencil crayon, I coloured them in. I used 4 greens, 3 reds and two yellows. I love them!
At the top of the page is a blind drawing of a bit of lacy purple wisteria, which was later also coloured in. I did this early in the morning today as part of 'Fake Journal Month'. (What's that? Go here.)
And if you think you'll miss my Sunday Snapshots, then I'll leave you with this. It's a glamour shot of my sketchbook page with a little morning light. xoxo
Have a lovely spring day. Be creative!