Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Blind Contour Drawing.....and a meaningful duet


This is a page out of today's sketchbook (you remember this from drawing class....one looks at the subject without looking at the paper).
Celeste Bergin Self Portrait, Blind Contour drawing, pencil on 6 x 9 paper





(AND now.......to have heart totally warmed ....watch Edward Sharpe and his daughter sing "Home"...guaranteed smile)

13 comments:

Linda Popple said...

OMG! This is just tooo cute! I've passed it on to many!!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

How sweet is that!? Blind contours are always interesting and this one certainly is. Love the shape of the nose and upper lip and how the hair kind of goes across the face as if there's a slight wind a'blowin'.

hw (hallie) farber said...

I have never tried this. I did try automatic writing in the 70s. (Couldn't read my messages from the beyond.)

martinealison said...

Belle complicité dans cette vidéo... tout comme avec votre dessin et son modèle.
Bises

SamArtDog said...

Aw jeez! This absolutely sews it up. You find and post the coolest youtubes in the whole world!
Nice blind contour, too!

B Boylan said...

Your contour drawing gave me another art lesson with the kids this coming week! Thanks for the inspiration.

billspaintingmn said...

Very cool! The drawing & the video.
Smiles back to you:)

RH Carpenter said...

For a blind contour drawing, you've done very well - you've done so many portraits, your hand's muscles must have memory of the face structure. I've seen some blind contours that look totally Picasso-esque :)

Dean H. said...

That is a neat looking contour drawing, Celeste. It's bee eons since I tried one.
Loved the little singer. Esp. endearing when she snuck in a yawn during her singing.

-Don said...

Your eye/hand coordination is outstanding! Thanks for the 2 minute and 49 second smile. My cheeks are hurting...

-Don

Aubrey Studebaker said...

Great exercise...Looks similar to many Matisse drawings & makes me wonder if he ever used this method? (o;

Kathy said...

Love the blind contour drawing! Mine never turn out that well. The video is cuuuuute!

Pam Flanders said...

You are right, how precious. Smiles and tears guaranteed!