Blind Lines

Blind contour drawing involves drawing a shape with one continuous line. As the name implies, when you do a blind contour drawing you draw without looking at your paper. No peeking! Instead, you always keep your eye on the object you are drawing. Go slowly. As your eye moves around the object, you draw a line to follow your eye. It's a really good practice for getting in the right mindset to "see" what you're drawing. I did lots of these in my own arty school days, and now my own College Girl is doing them. So cool!

I love the funny-interesting-line-quality quirkiness of them!


  1. Ah! Blind Contour Drawings always seem so full of life to me! Thanks for remind me to do them. ;-)

  2. They are so very interesting and fun to do! What talent your little budding artist is showing. There is much truth in "Apples don't fall far from their trees"!

  3. Oh! We did this in high school art classes! We had 'models' and we had to draw them without looking at our paper! I had forgotten that! LOVE these drawings!

  4. I've never heard of it before. But, I like and see how it is a useful technique. Cool!

  5. Great drawings, Jo!
    I remember learning about this when I read the book, "Drawing on the right side of the brain" by Betty Edwards. Great fun.


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