So just as I picked this book up and am attempting to flex my painting muscles... I am also following along the guidance of the book, Drawing Lab by Carla Sonheim, in an attempt to flex my drawing muscles. Would those be my fingers, exactly? Anyhoodle. Above are the first fruits of my labor- blind contours. I forgot how much I love blind contours. I was busting a gut while drawing these jirafas, but with a little of my own magical seasoning... the baby jirafa went from a joke to an actual drawing. Cool, huh?
Again- I totally recommend this book. Art how-to books are generally pretty cheesy and fairly boring, but this one is interesting and fun even while covering the basics. Buy it here.