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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Blind Contour Drawing!

The idea behind blind contour drawing (from what I could gather) is to find a picture/photo that you like and you copy it, the difference being that you don't look down at your paper and you're not supposed to lift your pencil off the paper!! In all honesty I really thought I was going to HATE this! I can barely stand my drawings as it is so to do something that is going to so obviously (in my head) not be great was not what I wanted to be doing!

But I gave it a go and you know what, it wasn't that bad!! The lessons I'm following on Paint Myself Pretty say to do this particular lesson with Giraffes so that's what I did! I do like Giraffes and it was fun trying to find cute pictures to use!

I honestly can't believe they came out so well! I know I haven't put any detail on them but I thought that was a step too far haha! Also I did take my pencil off the page to do the eyes etc of some of them which I know was cheating a little but we can keep it our little secret right?? ;-) I'm glad I gave it a go! I suppose it just goes to show that you just don't know how something will work until you try it for yourself and i should stop being so scared :-P

I enjoyed it so much that I plan to use the technique on some other animals I like......I'm thinking Panda's next! Who doesn't love panda's?!?

See you all again soon :-)


  1. The lessons really help you to loosen up don't they? Your giraffes are excellent! Will do mine tonight - bet mine aren't as recognisable as yours and Cameron's!

  2. Blind contour drawing is so much fun!!! I love what you've done!

  3. These turned out so great! I was really surprised by my results, too...was fun to not worry so much about the outcome and just be "in the moment" :)

  4. They all turned out so nice :-) but my favorite is the third one

  5. Wow, these are really good! I'm kind of behind "the class", but I'm going to work on this tomorrow. Keep having fun!