Man of Science, Man of Faith

Jack Shephard

Jack Shephard

One of the drawings I did today. I always found Jack very charismatic, so I wanted to see if I could capture his mood in a drawing. Done in modified blind contour drawing – meaning that I drew it ‘blind’ but allowed myself to lift the pencil when appropriate. Drawing ‘blind’ makes the artist draw purely on instinct, and it works remarkably well when you need to do a drawing that has alot of life or emotion.

The piece was done as a fun study, so there are parts that I’m not all that satisfied with, but I decided to leave it as is. The main goal was to capture the emotion, and at that I was successful.

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Sometimes You’ve Just Got to Stop and Smell the Skulls

..uhm, I meant flowers. Smell the flowers. A few more studies to convey form through contours.

Smell the Flowers

Smell the Flowers

Skull study

Skull study

 

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You’ll See Alot More of My Hands

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Contour drawing of my hand

I’ve been practicing contour drawing a lot lately. I usually start my sessions by doing a few contour drawings of my hands. I try to draw as much ‘blind’ as possible, keeping my eyes on the subject while i draw the lines. I’d say 80% time spent looking at the subject and the rest on the paper. I guess you could call it modified blind contour. After I started focusing this way while drawing my results turned remarkably better. I call it drawing on instinct, I’ll get back to that in another post.

Also, enjoy this (red) bell pepper.

Bell Pepper

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