One of the things I thought I would include are some process images.
Below are some camera phone shots of some recent in progress drawings.
I've been experimenting with using blind contour drawings not only for applying line but also color. I gathered a lot of dead stuff on a hike one day.. it is autumn and a lot of things are dying back...which can transform the familiar into whimsical, Seussical forms, the foddor for getting lost in details. These are the subject of my latest drawings.
I've developed a sort of system for applying color as part of the blind contour process. I think that esoteric systems can make for interesting drawings. That is the hope, anyway. One of the things that appeals to me about blind contour is the unusual spatial relationships that the process creates.
Another black and white drawing of the same subject. This one has perhaps better detail although the disorienting spatial relationship may not be as strong.
In the detail shots you can see experimentation with applying shading as part of the blind contour process.
The goal with this type of drawing for me is to have sensitive detail that goes beyond superficial description.
I'm teaching a beginning drawing class tomorrow at an arts center. This process of blind contour will be part of it as well as other techniques. It seems that students take a while to warm up to blind contour, so I may be alone in my love for it.
It will be a rainy day so I may bring along natural objects for drawings which have some nice complex forms.