Monday, April 4, 2016

A Two-Handed Blind Contour Portrait

Not long ago, a group of us Feral Creatives gathered at the home of one of our sisterhood over looking the salt water. We laughed, drank, ate and arted.  At some point, I had passed out small pieces of heavy watercolor paper, and asked each of the group to pick a partner. Without looking at the paper, we were to draw an ink line of our partner's face (and vice versa), never lifting the pen until the drawing was done. The results, of course, were hysterically funny, and we wiped the tears from our eyes in astonishment of our efforts.  Some traded their sketches, and took them home.  

My partner was my dear friend, Pam. This is the ink contour she did of me, and I've had it sitting on display in my living room for months, just as it was. Today I filled it in with watercolor (we'd given each other permission to do so), as I love to do with blind contour selfies sometimes. Okay, well, all the time.  Not a bad collaboration, right?  


  1. Oh, I'm so glad I happened upon this post! Great memories of such a special night, made all the more special by this little project that you introduced us to! The perfect catalyst to bring out a little bit of wild in us, which of course, is right up my alley. I love your final rendition!!

    1. Wasn't that fun, Patty? I'm still so grateful you brought us all together.

  2. Love doing these. Great fun. Yours is fabulous. big hugs, Donna