When doing the blind drawing exercises on the course, they recommend looking up the artist Claude Heath as he experiments with blind drawing amongst other things. I found it very interesting to see how he progressed from the initial idea of drawing blindfolded and then explored so many different avenues as a result of that. The drawing below is one of my favourites as he drew from feeling a sculpture of a Buddha head having no idea what the object was that had been placed in front of him. I think the colours used really add to the affect and the way he was able to draw the same object four times and have them all so similar and neatly placed next to each other.
I was intrigued as to how my colander would look in various colours based on using the technique of drawing the object in one colour then switching to another and drawing over the first and continuing. This is different to Claude Heath as he draws different depths of his object in varying colours. This was the outcome of my blind drawn colander:
I’m surprised that each layer is so close in size and shape. I think the overlapping of lines gives a really nice effect, and similar to the cubist still life style, although not one of my colander contours is complete, it’s clear to see what the object is.
I also experimented with blind drawing for my research into cubism still life, which you can see here: Cubist Still Life