March 21, 2006

Blind Contour ATCs

A new friend suggested I do blind contours on ATCs...I was up for the challenge, but didn't realize how big of a challenge it would be until I sat down to work on them. How in the heck do I do a drawing that small if I can't look at the paper while I am drawing? I was sure I would go off the edges and totally mess up. So I decided to just try doing several small blind contour drawings all over a large sheet of paper...trying to work smaller, but not being worried about the edges or format of the paper. I then decided later how I would cut them out and make them fit within those tiny boundaries...and I think they turned out ok. I did eleven in this series. The first two are totally different than the rest. As I worked, I came up with a simpler look that I liked better. The one good thing about these drawings is that they are fairly quick to do. And since they are so quick, I may do a few more.

2 Comments:

Blogger Zee said...

Nice! These are excellent! I'm trying to learn how to use my watercolors. I find them to be a very challenging medium.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Marie-Dom said...

These are lovely and quirky. A very good idea. I think I might have a go.... I love blind contour drawing, I just haven't got the patience to do them....
MD

2:45 AM  

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