A blind contour is a drawing exercise done with the artist attempting to not look at the paper. Every evening I do an image search of a subject and research a quote, and then try to draw them in as few lines as possible without glancing down. I meet with varying levels of success, both with the recognizability of the subjects, and my ability to resist looking at the drawing pad!
“The higher the monkey climb, the more his tail does expose.” – Bahamian proverb #blindcontours .
I just want to note here that spider monkeys are kinda creepy looking and not at all easy to draw in blind contour! They don’t look real in actual photos 😳 that’s my excuse 😂