Three Ladies - A Wednesday Blind Contour Drawing

in OnChainArt5 months ago


What We Have Here Is ..

A blind contour drawing inspired by two things, hump day and a good friend @veryspider. She told me to get off my butt and create something ASAP! Well, okay.. not in those very words. She was much more polite about telling me to keep the creative juices active. I thought to myself, as lunch neared, that this is what I would do. I would create one of my lunch hour (more like 15 minutes) blind contour drawings and satisfy the creative drought. Also, because my thinking is not always logical to most of the human race, I was thinking about "Hump Day" aka Wednesday. I thought about camels and that for some reason triggered a thought about cows. I always liked those cow drawings I see at big box stores. Good plan! Draw a cow or three for today's drawing!!

First Step Was Find A Reference Photo ..

Since I don't live on a cow farm, nor are there any near me on my lunch hour and at the spare of the moment, I went to the internet. I logged onto Pixabay and searched cows. I browsed the results until I found the perfect photo.. It made me smile and chuckle a little, so I knew it was the right one for my quick drawing. The photo is of three cows sort of staring at the person taking the photo. I thought to myself, "look at these three ladies". Now, I DO NOT know if these are female cows.. I am no cow expert.. haha.. But I think they are. Since I chose to call the piece "Three Ladies", I am going with it!


I Clipped The Photo To My Pad ..

And readied myself with a fine point Sharpie and a steady hand.


For approximately the next 7 minutes, I keep the pen in my hand, glued to the paper (one continuous line) and my eyes never once wandered from the subject photo (blind drawing). This is why the drawing is a bit grotesque and funky looking, but also why they call it blind contour drawing. It's like Christmas morning every time I complete one of these. I can't wait for the joy and excitement I'll get from the results.



I then cropped it and edited the coloring a bit to remove the warm color. It is meant to be black and white, so a little adjusting was needed. Cameras always seem to adjust the color balance to a warmer affect. A few clicks of the mouse and It looks as good as it can get for now.


Here's a side by side photo with the original inspiration photo. Overall the piece didn't come out like I expected it would, but I am pleased non the less. I can't wait to find a little time after dinner to add some shading to it. I am definitely going to shade this one up a little with a dark graphite or charcoal. After I do that, I will share the finished results with you.



Below Are Some Of My Most Recent Blind Contours ..

It's been a while since my last drawing of this type, but here are a few of the drawings that I have blogged about in the past. Possibly worth a look.


'Mangled Wrangler'


'Expression of Cabernet'


'Blind Folded Rolls'


'Six Bottles Of Beer'


'Smoking Lady'

'The Man In The Shadows'

'Dobby The House Elf'

'My Blue Guitar'

'Blind Wine'


Have A Great Day or Night my fellow Hivesters!!



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This looks cute. It actually reminded me of an article I have read about cows that made me say "whaat". Do you know that cows also have best friends? The article is here

I wonder which of these 3 was best friends with who😂🤔

Oh man that was funny!!! 😆 Thank you for the laughs. I needed them today. 😊 thank you for the compliments as well. I appreciate your support!

WooHoo! Glad to see some of your drawings! Really nice! I love the way the tree cows look! I am teaching my son to draw like this without lifting up the pen.

Possibly worth a look.

I had more than one as I went back and forth between Odo, the guitar, the Wrangler and the adorable Pepperdoodle. ;0)

Wow.. you did take a look at them. The Odo one came out pretty cool. I wish I had drew it on a larger scale, but these smaller ones are much more easily managed when I am doing this on my lunch break or on the go. Let me know how the drawings with your son go.. I think that that is pretty cool! 😄

Manually curated by EwkaW from the Qurator Team. Keep up the good work!

Thanks @ewkaw! And thank you @quarator team!!

You're very welcome! I love those drawings :D

Nicely done! I love the cows most especially, though it looks so simple the you captured them pretty well. I think I should try my hands on blind contour drawing too.

Thank you @promisearts. I would definitely try your hand at it! Let me know how it goes 😁

Wow! I think you really did well. I haven't tried this method before. Only God knows how mine would look like🤒.

Thanks! I think you would surprise yourself 😁

Great sketch, I do love the original photo as well.

Awwwe.. Thank you @rynow! I appreciate the compliment. I DO like that photo. Just something about cows staring at you. They almost remind me of dogs. 🙃

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