Click on the video below to see an example of Blind Contour Drawings.
Sketch Book Assignment
Complete the assignment below to experience using contour, continuous contour and blind contour drawings. You will need some objects to draw. Look around the classroom or in your bag to find some things you can draw. You will also need a timer.
1. Choose an object from the class room, your bag or use something from home. You will be completing 5 Contour Drawings. Draw your object 5 times on the same paper, two minutes each (quick, simple drawings, try to draw fluid lines, no shading) - Training your hands and eyes to work together. 10 minutes total.
2. Choose a new object or use the same one chosen for the above exercise. You will be drawing Continuous Line Drawings (DON'T TAKE YOUR PEN OFF THE PAPER!). Draw your object 2 times, 5 minutes each time. 10 minutes total.
3. This time draw your object/new object as a Blind Contour Drawing (DON'T LOOK AT YOUR PAPER!). 2 times, 5 minutes each. 10 minutes total.
4. Draw your object as a Cross-Contour Drawing. 2 times, 5 minutes each. 10 minutes total. 5. 10 min. Longer Study. 1 time - Any technique you like! - Your favorite object! 10 minutes total.