Blind Contour Drawing

The purpose of blind contour drawing is to train your hand to follow the movement of your eye. The key is observation rather than results. The technique was introduced by artist Kimon Nicolaides in The Natural Way to Draw and popularised by Betty Edwards as “pure contour drawing”.

It is an easy and simple technique where the artist sketches the edge of the object blindly, without looking at their paper, to create an outline drawing of the subject. Needless to say the results are cheerful and irregular. It is fun techniques to engage the right hemisphere of the brain and to sharpen observation skills.

Watercolours will used to add to your masterpiece to explore wet verses dry techniques, to add light and shadow and to explore the use of colour.

Slowly Searchingly Sensitively

Joyce Treasure
Multidisciplinary Artist
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