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10 Amazing Blind Drawings That Will Challenge The Way You View Art

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10 Amazing Blind Drawings That Will Challenge The Way You View Art

You'll often hear artists directly attributing their work to the power of their subconscious. That is to say they have little idea what they are creating or its final form until the work is completed.

During the process, they are merely a channel through which ideas flow and then establish themselves on the canvas. A free-flowing form of expression that shuns any hint of planning or second guessing.

There's few better examples of this type of artistic technique than blinding drawing (also known as "pure contour drawing"). It's a technique that often results in all manner of abstract and disjointed artworks - some of which can be fascinating to observe.

The basic premise is that you draw the contours of a subject without ever looking down at the paper.

The technique is by no means a new one, it was first introduced by Kimon Nicolaïdes in 1920 through his book 'The Natural Way to Draw '.

It was Betty Edwards who then streamlined many of Nicolaïdes techniques in her novel titled 'The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain'. Interestingly enough, her guide proved so popular it's now been translated in 13 different languages around the world.


Below are 10 captivating examples of blind contour drawings, where imagination and inspiration have guided the hand in mysterious and (some might say) supernatural ways.

Why don't you give it a go yourself and post the image results below in our comments?

We'd love to see them....even if you don't initially!

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