Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Drawing With Eyes Closed

My latest hobby has been perusing other artist's blogs, and tonight I found the original post on Jafabrit's Art blog with her drawing challenge to draw with eyes closed. I loved the idea of this, so I had to do a few of my own.

The first one below is in honor of her drawing - a self portrait with her dog. Here is me with Leo.


In my next "eyes closed" drawing, I didn't have anything in mind... see picture below...


...once I was finished and opened my eyes, I saw an image about creation/pregnancy. I cannot deny these urges towards motherhood...



The last one is seen above. I was thinking about a Joseph Campbell interview when he spoke of a Mayan (pretty sure it was Mayan, that is) statue of the One, the Center, a face in the middle, with the polarities featured on either side. I really enjoyed this exercise and I think I should do more of this. I'm thinking of automatic drawing... and how I'd like to research it a lot more.


6 comments:

wendy said...

WELL WHAT DO YOU KNOW.....I LOVE THESE AND WHAT A FANTASTIC IDEA....... I LOVE THE WAY THEY BOTH TURNED OUT AND THE RHYTHM OF THEM......I THINK I AM GOING TO TRY IT OUT WITH ONE OF THOSE RAINBOW PENCILS THE KIDS HAVE.

WONDERFUL

Cynthia said...

Another one makes the switch! I have to say I really like the Beta version a lot better!

That being said, I love your automatic drawings! I think Jafabrit may have started something here. It's so much fun to show and tell...I should do it every day.

jafabrit said...

These are REALLY cool, can't decide which one I like best. I find the middle one intrigues me and is so strong. so glad you joined in. I will post a link on my blog.

gabe said...

like your creations. have you looked at this...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049531/

if not, you will like amany aplenty.

Paula Manning-Lewis said...

These are very cool, I think I may have to give it a try too.

Meghan Henley said...

Oh, yes! These are brilliant. Cannot wait to do some of my own!