Bling drawing self-portraits

Big pens with big ideas, and you don’t even have to worry if you go wrong.

The art of blind drawing is a fun exercise 
in which the artist draws but doesn't look at the paper. It's a practice that can help beginners create their first drawings or help experienced artists familiarise themselves with the art of observation. 

It may seem simple but it forces you to draw what you actually see rather than what you think you see! We also believe they make some pretty cool, abstract pieces of art that look great in mini frames around the home. The best bit? No one else in the world will have the same drawing! 

The Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Big Brush Pens in black and white have a smooth, thick nib, are super-easy to use and are pigmented with light fast drawing ink, which makes them perfect for quick line drawings. 

Simply cut a piece of 5 x 7'' cardstock in white and black, grab yourself a mirror and take a good look at yourself. Use the black big brush pen on the white cardstock and the white big brush pen on the black cardstock. Don’t forget, you must not look at the page! You could even try keeping your pen on the paper if you wanted to make things a little more interesting? Have fun and don’t think about it too much.

Project and how-to instructions by Amy Nichols.

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