This is a self portrait…I did it using a process taught by one of my most favorite professors. It is the spot blind contour process. I found this in an old sketch book, but I wanted to share it with you because I think this helped me to “see” better than any process.
Spot blind contours are a simple process…just draw without looking at your paper or picking up your pencil. When you pause you can look at your paper and begin again.
Blind contours are another process…again draw the object without looking at your paper, but this time when you pause you are finished. Of course, that can be quite a challenge…and you can always resort back to a spot blind contour.
Try doing a self portrait or of someone else. Preferably, a person with a sense of humor and comfortable with who they are, because the result is usually a caricature rendering.
This techique can be applied to any subject…for example, your hands or feet. Here are a couple of hands blind contours:
Have fun with it…as you can see I lightly painted my portrait..almost glazing it. I promise you this process will help you to see!