Friday, November 26, 2010

more right side, left side brain talk

Here are two drawings of Clara, one using a blind contour method(upper left) the other an observed study( bottom right). It's interesting to note the contrast of styles.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Drawing on the right side of the brain

I recently finished up a drawing class session with DC Sketchers. I enjoyed navigating the DC metro to different sites and drawing on location in areas like the National Botanical Gardens, Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery, Mt Pleasant, Pleasant farmers markets, and African American Heritage Museum.

Our instructor pushed blind contour, a method that encourages letting go of individual safe and established drawing techniques by drawing without looking at your paper and following contours of observed objects. I struggled with the lessons earlier on but by the final class I began to achieve some success.  The 2 drawings in this post are a result.