Inspired by Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artistsby Carla Sonheim : Lab 2
I drew the giraffes as 2 separate drawings with black fine point sharpie on sketchbook papers, and combined them during scanning (because they make such a cute little family).
I drew these blind contour. I did not look at the paper as I drew, only when I repositioned the pen. I repositioned the pen for the eyes, ears, start of the spot groupings, start of the manes, and the tail on the tall giraffe.
I must have had beginner's luck with these - I am happy with how well they turned out. I tried to draw blind contour elephants later in the day and it was a complete disaster! ha-ha!
This is my "take it further" drawing for the chapter. I drew these three octopi blind contour. I did not look at the paper as I drew, only when I repositioned the pen at the start of each octopus. Drawn with micron pen, colored with Indian ink pens and colored pencil.
*To see all of my work inspired by Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists just click the label "Drawing Lab" below.