Day 1: Contour drawing

Drawing of wrinkles on my hand: 0.3 permanent marker

Wrinkles on my hand: 0.3 permanent marker

As it says on the page, an exercise from Betty Edwards book “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”. The idea is to draw; for a duration of five minutes, the detailed wrinkles of your spare hand without looking at the paper.

This approach certainly helped free me from some of the preconceptions about the subject and how it ‘should’ be represented.

(Lovely piano piece on Clasis Fm got me in the mood for drawing, Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor (3) Emil Von Sauer).