Blind Contour

Popularized by artist and author Kimon Nicolaides, Blind Contour drawing is a design discipline where the artist fixes their eye on the outline of a model or object and draws the contour very slowly with one continuous line - never looking at the pencil or pen. This was often a training aid for students but became a specific design technique after the publication of The Natural Way to Draw by Kimon Nicolaides who was on of the original US Camouflage Artists during World War I.

Ian Sklarsky, a Chicago artist is featured below and describes more about his work:

A few familiar faces from his newest collection:

For more about Ian Sklarsky, visit his website:

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