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My drawing and painting life

More drawing practice

Inspired by the work in Yellow class, I go on doing contour drawings. I meant to do so-called ‘cheater blinds’. This is when I allow myself to look at my page once in a while, but not often. But I looked more and more, especially on the picture of Vermeers milk maid. 🙂 So probably better to call them ‘hardly blind contour’ drawings, or ‘only a little blind’….

But look at the horse’s legs… I love that effect of blind contours.

And that little horse almost made me cry. 🙂

Feb9_cheater blinds_blue 1

To see the difference, here’s real blind contours. I held a piece of paper between my eyes and the sketchbook. The Mouflon turned out completely funny with horns all over the place. The reindeer ended up too flat. Adding the colors – looking this time -helped to fix things up.

Feb9_Blind contours_blue

This was my first page. Blind contours always turn out slightly or very weird. I need to practice more. If only to make myself laugh. Just look at that bear…ha ha ha. 🙂

Feb9_Blind contours_blue 2

Apologies to photographers from National Geographic. All reference photos were from the January issue of 2016.

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