The Power of Seeing - Project #4
Today's project is all about seeing. In drawing, seeing is the most important skill to develop. If you can see it, you can draw it. Taking time to build skills may not seem like much fun. In basketball, I remember having to line up for drills like running, sliding, and dribbling every practice before we could take the court and play ball. Though I dreaded this portion of practice, I valued the outcome of being a better basketball player. Today's drawing drill is doing a blind contour drawing: a drawing made without looking at your paper. You might feel uncomfortable not controlling what you are drawing, but I promise you will see improvements in your drawings as you practice the drill of seeing. All you need is a subject, a pen or pencil, and some paper. Let's go!