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ART 101 – Week 2 February 17, 2010

Posted by Mitchell in Art.

Here’s the next batch of drawings for the next week. Technically these are from week 3, but the first week doesn’t really count.

We continued with more of the contour drawing stuff. Again, this just emphasizes lines – no shading or erasing.

Still Life Composition 2

This one is a composition much like the one I did at the end of the last class with the same rules. Just different stuff and I finished just before we broke for lunch.

These next two sets of drawings are a bit different though. The subject matter was the other students in the class (a nice break from still life) and a slightly different set of rules. These are “Blind Contour” drawings. Here we weren’t allowed to look at what we were drawing at ALL while drawing. We could stop, move the pencil to another point while looking at the paper, but then had to go back to looking at the subject while drawing. This helps with hand/eye coordination. Supposedly. I don’t think anyone ever really does enough blind contour drawings to really be able to train all that much in that regard. I dunno. Anyway, the results are always amusing to look at.

Blind Contour 1

Blind Contour

These were quick drawings too – only about 10 or 15 minutes on each one.

Last week we were finally done with contour drawings and were allowed to do stuff with shading! And we got to use our erasers!! YAY!



1. Lemur King - February 17, 2010

I imagine you wanted to shade something so bad that your teeth bled.

What IS that next to the corn?

2. Enas Yorl - February 17, 2010

I WAS getting a bit tired of contour drawings, LK.

Well, there are lots of things next to the corn since it’s in the center. Top left is another chunk of wood. Just above is another old bone. Sacroillium I think. Off to the right is…more bones. Cow, I think. Below is a clothespin. I messed up the angle on the lines for that one. Just to the left is, um – I dunno. Quite possibly yet more bones. I had a “bone thing” going on apparently.

3. LC Aggie Sith - February 17, 2010

Lovely bones….


4. Nicole - February 18, 2010

A big ol’ ball of talent, you are, young man. 🙂

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