Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Sketches... Blind Contour Portraits! Hooray!


When I was in college, my favorite warm-up exercises were always the blind contour drawings.  For my birthday (September 10th), I signed up for Gritty Jane's Portraits and Papers class and our first lesson included blind contour portraits!  I forgot how much I love doing them!  Wheee!!!







Don't forget to stop by Sophia's blog to see some serious Sunday Sketching sweetness!

28 comments:

  1. Kristin ~ fun and so creative ~ thanks, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) linked with Sunday Sketches ~ ^_^

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  2. Very Picasso! They are fun and you're right - a great way to loosen up.

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  3. These are so fun - yes we used to do these, too. I think they are great practice and good way to just put pencil on paper! Happy Belated birthday!!!!!

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  4. I love doing these too! Yours look fabulous!

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  5. I haven't thought about these for years. Thanks for the reminder. Happy belated birthday.

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  6. Oh these are so cool. I wonder if that is what Picasso did at time :D happy belated Bday !

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  7. Kristen these are so cool! I am taking Jane's class too and it was the first time I ever did blind contour drawing.

    Happy belated birthday!

    :)

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  8. An excellent warm-up exercise! I used to teach Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and this was one of the exercises we used. Good job!

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  9. Very creatively cool! I can remember doing these as well...has been a long time. Thanks for the inspiration to give it a try just for fun! Sounds like a fun class! Happy Sunday Sketches! POP ART MINIS

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  10. OMG. I LOVED the blind contours too!! Some of my favorite student work involved brind contour in some way. I even went back and used a blind contour in many of my block printing class assignments!!!

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  11. it sounds like a fun exercise and come out looking abstract and nice. Will you try colouring them?

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  12. mine don't look that good when I am looking at the subject!!! go picasso!
    cheers, dana

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  13. Never seen this style before but am loving it, looks so much fun. Annette x

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  14. abstract but fun results. I might try it.

    have a lovely day.

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  15. What a fun exercise! Hope you had a fantastic birthday! :-)

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  16. I love these! You are so inspiring me to get back into doing drawing exercises. Blind contours were always one of my favorites too!

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  17. Oh, fun! We did these in Carla Sonheim's summer camp - Faces 101, too.

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  18. these are absolutely wonderful! I have never tried this, yours are so fun to look at.

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  19. like, with your eyes closed?!

    each one of these are definite characters! i think the silly grins are hilarious and i'm amazed you got the eyeballs in the sockets!

    ahahahhaa!

    kj

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  20. These are amazing. What great fun!

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  21. What fun!!! Say...have you seen Dthaase's recent art challange?! You would be PEFECT for it. :)

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  22. you did a wonderful job...are you sure you didn't peak? : )

    I always liked doing this exercise too, I remember being the only one in the class who did!

    Inspiring!

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  23. All these wild faces are so fun. Maybe that's how Picasso got his start. lol

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