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Submitted by Patrick Groneman on Wed, 6/6/2012, 8:26am
"Blind Contour Buddha" by the late Cindy Woods.
A blind contour drawing is a drawing practice where the artist doesn't look down at the page while he or she is drawing. With eyes resting solely on the subject, the practice is intended to move the artist beyond over-analyzing each individual mark, open up the fluidity of line and encourage confidence. It is a great practice in moving beyond result-oriented thinking.
Interestingly enough, blind contour drawings can often be more dynamic, and life-like than non-blind drawing methods. Such beauty can arise when we "let go" of our control just a little bit.
More of Cindy's work can be seen on her web log.
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