I chose my great, great grandmother’s colander as I like the whimsy of having such a ‘low’ family heirloom and muted grey is an interesting finish.
I had tried contour drawing on a drawing short course I did last year. I disliked it now as much as I did then. It seemed an unnatural and unsatisfying way to draw. I don’t understand how not lifting the pencil off the page adds anything to improving your observational skills. This feels like a constrained and false approach which left me frustrated.
The blind contour drawing I had also done before and enjoyed it due to its freer, more expressive nature. Interesting I was more accurate in places then with the earlier contour drawing exercise.