Sunday, February 05, 2006
Memory, Observation and Blindness
This was a study using three sketching techniques that Bert Dodson sets out in his classic book "Keys to Drawing". I sketched a banana from memory, the next on observation and the last as a blind contour. The observation and blind contour is by far the most interesting. It is interesting to note that sketching from memory usually entails borrowing figurative metaphors from my cognitive side which usually screws up everything. When I depend on symbols and memory my drawings suffer greatly.