Contour Work

James Kelly Studios

 Bob, ink and watercolor 9”x12”

Blind contour drawing is a drawing exercise, where an artist draws the contour of a subject without looking at the paper. The artistic technique was introduced by Kimon Nicolaïdes in "The Natural Way to Draw". The artist fixes their eyes on the outline of the model or object, then tracks the edge of the object with their eyes, while simultaneously drawing the contour very slowly, in a steady, continuous line without lifting the pencil or looking at the paper.

James Kelly Studios

Self portrait, ink and watercolor 9” x 12”

James Kelly Studios

Christina, ink and pastel 9” x 12”

James Kelly Studios

Self portrait, ink and watercolor 9” x 12"

James Kelly

Self portrait,  ink 9” x 12”

James Kelly

Self portrait with hat, pencil 9” x 12”

James Kelly

Cynthia, ink and watercolor 9” x 12”

James Kelly

Self portrait, pencil 9” x 12"

James Kelly

Self portrait, ink and watercolor 9” x 12”

James Kelly

 Cynthia, pencil, 9” x 12”

James Kelly

Self portrait with bird, ink and watercolor 9” x 12”