Okay, so the giraffes aren't really blind in Lesson 2, but instead, are blind contour drawings...
To jog your memory of what a blind contour drawing is....you spend your time looking only at your subject and not at your paper while slowly moving your pencil/pen in unison with your eyes. You are supposed to use one continuous line to draw your subject.
It was hard to fight the urge to look down and "correct" myself....but it's a cool feeling to have your drawing be revealed to you in all it's wiggly, askew and sometimes scary glory and think "Hey, that's not half bad " :)
The book author does say it's okay to lift your pencil to begin the interior details...which I did for the eyes above.....but, I didn't look while I was drawing them....I swear! That head on the top left is my favorite.
I started enjoying the transformations...so I tried a couple more.
I cranked up the contrast on this so the lines would stand out a bit more.
Every time I see that squirrel drawing I hear Gollum in my head saying, "My Precioussss"....haha!!
I told you they sometimes turn out scary :)
But I hope you give this Lesson a try. I learned to slow down my pace, to really take the time to notice all the curves and details (even if they didn't register on the drawings) and to be open to the end result without expecting too much from it. This allowed me to be pleasantly surprised rather than miserably disappointed :)
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Can't wait to see what your blind animals look like :)