Here’s a great and very funny way to produce original artwork for you to try: Blind Drawing. It’s simple to do but takes a bit of practice.
1) Grab a pencil and piece of paper.
2) Chose a subject, we recommend a friend’s face, but anything will do.
3) Now draw with out taking your eyes off the subject. In other words you mustn’t look at the paper, and that’s the tricky bit – stopping your eyes from peeking down. Cover the paper if that helps.
The results very often capture the real essence of the person you are drawing, albeit in a fairly abstract way.
Blind drawing someone while they blind draw you is the ultimate way to experience this technique, so share this blog with a friend and arrange a mutual blind drawing portrait session, soon.
And give this drawing technique a go. It works great with objects too. Here’s Barfoot’s 5 minute blind drawing of a telephone.