I was inspired by the illustrations from the artist, Ian Sklarsky. I like the way he uses colour to enhance his blind contour sketches.
I decided to re- draw the still life scene from exercise 2.0, using semi-blind contour drawing.
I then thought it would be fun to look at a photograph of Frida Kahlo and try to draw her facial features in a cartoon style. I re-used the same photograph to re-draw it several times using semi-blind – as well as blind contour drawing.
I found it easier to complete blind drawings when working faster. When drawing faster, I found it easier to place the different facial features in the more appropriate places. When drawing slowly, I found that I lost my sense of where to place the different features.
The results from this exercise is pretty funny 🙂
Semi-blind contour rapid sketches:
Blind contour rapid sketches:
NAME: Juanita du Toit
STUDENT NUMBER: 522438
COURSE: Illustration 1: Illustration Sketchbooks
The Open College of the Arts (University for the Creative Arts)