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    blind contour drawings

    I decide to change this thread to a discussion about blind drawing
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    there was a long thread about this recently. http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=195505
    You know that isn't a contour right. maybe a continuous line drawing.

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    Cool story, bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raoul Duke View Post
    there was a long thread about this recently. http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=195505
    You know that isn't a contour right. maybe a continuous line drawing.
    that's what they really call it? my Introduction to drawing teacher calls this blind contour
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteJ View Post
    that's what they really call it? my teacher calls this blind contour
    maybe your teacher is dumber than a fucking doorknob. It sounds like your teachers motto is "those who can't do, teach and those that can't teach, teach art" It's fucked up that the mainstream is that way, but eleven out of ten figure drawing classes adopt that way of thinking. But seriously get what you can from that class. You'll just have to take the model more seriously than the teacher.

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    I'm looking at the topic and wondering if you were at "full capacity" when you posted

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    Blind contour drawing doesn't produce drawings. It's an excercize which hopefully produces sensitivity to line. Might just as well throw away the resulting "drawing".
    Having used both sides of the paper, of course.
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    At life drawing once we were told to just look at the model and draw without looking at the paper...is that blind contour drawing? It was really useful, I try and do it occasionally now, it helps me when I do quick sketches from life, especially animals.

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    to clear up the common misconception, contour drawing is just tracing the outer silhouette. It's an exercise, not a method. Jumping rope isn't going to teach a boxer to throw a punch, but there is a reason why they do it. I think there are more important things to learn first, things like the mechanics on anatomy, rhythm, abstraction and structure. Drawing blindly is a good way to take swift notes, but you need to know the language first.

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