Blind contour drawings follow the following rules:
- Look at the OBJECT, not the page.
- Draw with a CONTINUOUS LINE.
- Take your time and FOCUS.
We talked about the importance of building discipline and focus with our Blind contour drawings - the ability to focus on a single task completely, and without interruption. This type of focus and concentration is SUPER IMPORTANT when learning to draw, and will benefit you in all areas of your life.
Ultimately we discussed that the goals of Blind Contour Drawings are the following:
- Building comfort with SEEING EDGES.
- Building a CONNECTION between the EYE AND HAND.
- Building FOCUS and CONCENTRATION. Finding the ZONE.
The contemporary painter, Robert Burden has some beautiful examples of blind contour drawing on his website, found at the link below:
Burden does some pretty amazing large scale (BIG) paintings of 1980's action figures elevated to heroic and iconic status. But he also does wonderfully loose and free blind contour drawings of them as well, so I'll go ahead and toss a few into a slideshow below: