Drawing,Blind Contour art
    Many Renaissance artists sketched preliminary studies for larger works. These drawings were studies from life: a bird wing, the profile of a face, light and shadow on fabric, etc. This practice of looking in detail, followed by drawing gave Renaissance painting its naturalism. A practice used in many current drawing studios that is designed to build close observational skills and foster hand and eye coordination is called Blind Contour. Blind Contour does not produce a proportional 'beautiful' drawing (although often beautiful in its own way) it is an exercise in looking deeply. In a Blind Contour do not expect your drawing to look like your subject in a conventional sense.  Guidelines for Blind Contour: · You will need a piece of paper, a pencil, and a subject to draw (this can be anything that will not move around: a bowl of fruit, your shoes, etc). · Set your subject up in front of you and position your paper off to the side by your drawing pencil. · Pick a spot on your subject to look at and set your pencil on the paper.  · As your eye travels sloooowly over your subject (look for as much detail as possible) allow your pencil to follow along on the paper. · Do not lift your pencil off the paper.  · Do not look at your paper-only at your subject. (the urge to peek can be overwhelming-resist!) · Look at, and draw, everything. When you are finished take a picture of your drawing, write a few words about your drawing experience Due after 17 hours