Friday, November 18, 2005

blind contour self portrait



I had a few minutes to kill while waiting for some paint to dry and suddenly remembered Caroline's tag to do a blind contour self portrait. These were tons-o-fun to do at school so I thought I'd give it a shot.

I started with a silver Sharpie on black paper, but that wasn't enough, so I decided to do another one, right on top, in gold. That was better, but now the compulsive doodler in me saw all these little spaces just crying out for scribbles and filling-in, and I gave in, a slave once again to my obsessiveness.

13 Comments:

Blogger Joel said...

I'd call it creativity....

18/11/05 2:00 PM  
Blogger carla said...

I like the double image (hmmm...I wonder waht that means), and it looks wonderful with the filled-in spaces.

18/11/05 2:48 PM  
Blogger Cecilia's Art said...

it makes me remember about picasso, it´s nice! the golden lines, good.

18/11/05 7:14 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Looks really good, Andrea!
In flicker it looks even better! Great idea to mix the gold and silver!

19/11/05 11:21 AM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

Yep Very Picassoesque... Like it!

19/11/05 8:10 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

lovely drawing!

20/11/05 12:51 AM  
Blogger christina said...

This is awesome. I totally want to give it a try.

20/11/05 1:41 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

I love this!
I also like working on black paper.
One of these days i will have to give blind contour a try and see what happens.

20/11/05 5:34 PM  
Blogger Calvin said...

That is great! I love the fact you added "well i had a few minutes to kill". And you came up with something like that off the cuff.That my dear is talent!

20/11/05 7:15 PM  
Blogger kyknoord said...

To amplify Carla's comment: the double image seems to extend to many levels.

21/11/05 3:27 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Wow! I'm glad I tagged you! It feels like the artist looking out whilst pretending to be an ordinary person...

I love the way you coloured in bewteen the lines...

21/11/05 7:52 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

"Living a double life", "pretending to be an ordinary person" -- all very accurate assessments methinks...

21/11/05 8:40 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Double image? Why am I seeing four, then? Oops, that's right, this darned sinus infection and the meds! :D

22/11/05 6:34 PM  

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