Blind Contour and Water Color

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Hello! I thought I'll show you guys something I did out of a whim one day.
What started out as boredom and seeing my magazine food mat everyday of the Chanel perfume bottle sprouted a great inspirational idea! 

People that knows me in person knows that I always use magazines or some kind of paper ad as a food mat because I don't want to dirty my white desk (Don't judge me!). Since most of my magazine subscriptions have expired, and I didn't renew any of them, I've been using my Ulta one. Whenever a page gets too messy or dirty, I just tear it and throw it away. This particular ad stood out to me; I really love the colors and simplicity of it, plus, it one of my favorite brands. 

Since I was bored one day and wanted to draw something, I decided to draw the perfume bottle from the ad. I wanted to challenge myself so I decided to do a blind contour drawing. Blind contour means you don't look at the paper you are drawing on and only use one continuous line; it's a drawing technique my art teachers taught me back in grade school.

As you saw, I started the drawing in my sketchbook, and I ended up liking it a lot which is why I did it on canvas as well. I personally liked the first drawing I did since the words were closer together, but I forgot to go into more detail for the top of the bottle. On the canvas, I accidentally made the words too spread out, but that's the beauty of blind contour drawing - your results will never end up exactly alike!
This only took about 10-20 minutes to do. 
I wanted to draw and paint more, but I didn't know what else to do. 
Inspiration come and go so quickly don't they? 

6 comments on "Blind Contour and Water Color"
  1. Wow, you've done a pretty great job blind contouring! Love your photography also :)

    Ellie | wunderstar

  2. haha i really like how it turned out, i love the messy style that happened.

    Anne Bee xo

  3. You did this blind?! Pretty ahhhmazing to me <3

    She Will Be

    1. Only the pen drawing lol. I looked when I painted :)


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