Blue Monday’s

I’m really enjoying Carla Sonheim’s class, “Y is for Yellow!”

The assignment to draw blind contours in my sketchbook was a little scary at first:

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We were to draw 5 images from a magazine with a ballpoint pen without looking at our paper!  It was OK if the images overlapped.  And I kind of like the “collage affect” from it.

Next, I squinted my eyes to see the darker values of my subject and colored them with a dark blue pencil.  I used a light blue pencil to highlight the mid values.

Today, I found the assignment a little more fun!

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I included some veggies in the mix!  🙂

I recommend you give this exercise a try!  It really does train your eyes to SEE your subject!  And if anything, it will give you a good laugh – always good on a Monday!

Happy Drawing!  🙂

 

 

31 responses to “Blue Monday’s

  1. I think both of these are wonderful and I love the colors you’re using, Jill! Seriously these could become wonderful semi-abstract drawings/paintings. I’m not really into blind contour exercises but I may have to try this! Love the effects you got here! 💜 Have a great week, my friend!

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  2. I like the results. (K)

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  3. Wow, these are great! Thanks for sharing and inspiring, Jill! 😊

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  4. Wow. Look what you created without even looking!!! Oh to have your talent! These are awesome!

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  5. Mmmm… Picassoesque! I like them. 🙂

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  6. Fantastic…and I just bought two wonderful print by Miro this weekend and this reminds me of some of his work. wonderful!!!

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  7. I definitely admire your talent.

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  8. I like this assignment, you plunged right in Jill. Very nice effects with the overlapping. Have a happy Monday!

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  9. It’s been a long time since I did a blind drawing…these are so cool! Once I’m done with my course, I’ll try this. I’m a bit immersed in Emberley drawings right now. 🙂

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  10. But….what if they already look like this when you’re looking?? lol. These are amazing. 💕

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  11. Wow…I think you did an amazing job, Jill! The collage effect is awesome and they came out so perfectly interesting…a bit wild and super fun!! 👍🏻❤️

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  12. I love these. Your faces are fantastic!

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  13. A nice eclectic mix.

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