Blind Contour Drawing: Project 1
What was successful about the two artworks below?
- Use the technique of blind contour to draw 3 different and partially overlapping faces.
- Color them in using a material of your choice.
- To learn the technique of Blind Contour
- To build hand eye coordination
- To practice looking at detail
- To create an artwork with a unique style
- To effectively use a color scheme
- To create a good composition
Criteria for Drawing the Contours:
- When using the Blind Contour Technique
- You cannot look at the paper while you draw.
- Only look at the mirror and as you eye moves across all of the shapes on the face, your pencil will move with it.
- Don't pick your pencil up between moving from things like the eye to the eyebrow or back down to the nose.
- Once an entire section is done, like all of the face, you can look back down again to do the hair.
- You WANT things to not match up! You want shapes to be off!
- Draw big
- If one face has enough character then you don't need to add any more faces in the composition
- Drawing around every bump and detail will give it more character (NO Rushed Lines)
- Draw parts of faces just in case you need to use them in your composition
- Arrange your faces into a good composition and trace onto final paper
Criteria for coloring it in:
- Choose a Color Scheme
- Have value fades in every shape
- Have contrasting values with shapes that are next to each other to make shapes pop out
- Add shadows where they normally belong. You can add shadows that are not normally there also when you are trying to create contrast or make things stand out or pop
- Tip: Too much water and it will bleed under your lines
Abstracted Art: Project 2
- Use parts of project 1 (your gesture drawing) and redraw only portions of it to create a new abstract artwork. You can take parts and place in different areas if needed.