Friday, June 17, 2011

Contour Drawings

Okay, don't worry when you see these drawings (I can actually draw better than this, I promise!). These are called contour drawings, drawn in one continuous line without lifting the pen.  I did these drawings as part of the Portraits and Papers workshop.  The self portrait is a blind contour meaning that I didn't look at the page while I was drawing it, I was only focussed on the subject (in this case a photo of myself).  It turned out quite Picasso-like I think.  The second drawing depicts one of my antique dolls.  It's an interesting process that's for sure and very challenging.

Self Portrait Contour (blind)

Contour (not blind)

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