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Day 10: Blind Contour Self Portrait

Lesson 10 from: 28 to Make

Kate Bingaman-Burt, Erik Marinovich, Ryan Putnam, Lara McCormick

Day 10: Blind Contour Self Portrait

Lesson 10 from: 28 to Make

Kate Bingaman-Burt, Erik Marinovich, Ryan Putnam, Lara McCormick

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Lesson Info

10. Day 10: Blind Contour Self Portrait

Lesson Info

Day 10: Blind Contour Self Portrait

(upbeat bouncy music) Hey everyone, this is Ryan Putnam with 28 to Make and right now we're gonna do a cool exercise, a blind contour self-portrait. These are really fun. First, you'll need a piece of paper. It can be pretty small, you could go big too, I went pretty big in this one, but it's fun to start off with a smaller piece. You can use anything to make a mark, colored pencil is what I used, use a Sharpie, a pen, whatever you're most comfortable with. And to start this one, go sit in front of a mirror, look in the mirror, and then put your pencil on your paper, and then start to draw your face without lifting your pencil and without looking at your paper. It's kinda hard at the first, but really try hard not to look at your paper and not to pick up the pencil. When you're done, you'll come up with some crazy looking kinda self-portrait. This is one of me, of course. And they're really funny and really fun. This is a bigger one I did. It's fun to try this with different type of ...

media, again I used this big thick brush and some ink. This one is a little different because it's a little hard not to see this because it's so big 'cause it's in your peripheral vision. But again, try to experiment with different kind of media, and this is a great exercise to take yourself away from what you actually think the content looks like compared to what it actually looks like. You are very much focused on what it is you're looking at compared to what you think it looks like when you're drawing it. You could even use landscapes if you want or different objects or different portraits of other people. Super interested to see your guys' self-portraits (upbeat music) in this blind contour context. Share it you know with 28 to Make and let's see whatchu got. (quick upbeat music)

Class Materials

Sunday Reflection Questions

Sunday Reflect Questions

30-Circles

Day 8 - 30 Circles

Tangrams

Tangrams

Visualizing Sound

Visualize Sound

Postcard Templates

4x6 Postcard Hard Copy template
4x6 Postcard digital template

Ratings and Reviews

Margaret Agnew
 

I just loved the way this was presented and the immediate connection of the videos and their content which helped me discover and try things I would not have thought I could do. The affirmations from others doing the same thing and being able to gather ideas from the 'sharing' bit was also important for me. I have gained a lot creatively and it has fired parts of my imagination that lay hidden. I am just sorry it is formally over. I missed the last x3 sessions and the portfolio bit due to illness but will complete the other tasks and will continue explore developing those that really opened a creative slot for me. Above all thanks to the tutors - each of you - I loved the content you chose and the enthusiasm and creative energy you conveyed in just a few moments and the generous attitude of the skills share. That's it - Thank you, would recommend to anyone not to miss this opportunity.

LAra TAmalunas
 

I was looking for a way to get back into the habit of creating. The class has some fun ideas for projects that are easy to work on, which is super helpful. Every day I was excited to see what my new project was! But...a few seemed to not be what I considered sketching or drawing and didn't seem to fit the description. Overall, very helpful though :)

Nicola
 

Best course ever on Creative Live. It's the foundation for doing anything or everything creative. Even if you think your only creative interest is say photography ...and you're not a drawer, maker or artist of any kind ...think again. This course will open up your mind and you will discover that actually you are a creative and you can pick up a pencil and draw... and it doesn't take up much time... 10-20 minutes a day. In the beginning it's not about the end result, it's about the doing and how it sets something off in your brain. It will make a huge difference to everything else you put your hands and mind to in life.

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