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Draw Tip Tuesday – How to draw a blind contour selfie

Posted by Koosje Koene in ArtJournal, Draw Tip, Draw Tip Tuesday, sketchbook on March 26, 2019

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!

Maybe you feel intimidated by the idea of drawing a portrait. And let’s be honest, when you draw someone’s face, you’d really like it to look like them, and perhaps even be a little bit flattering. The pressure!

Let’s start with a self-portrait. You are your own model, so if the drawing turns out not to be great, you don’t need to apologize – it’s just you! And you just turn the page and try another one. The more you practice, the better you’ll get at it.
This exercise is not about the outcome anyway, it’s about having fun!

Care to share? Post your blind contour selfies on social media using the hashtag #DTTInAction

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Koosje Koene

Hi I'm Koosje. I'm an illustrator and art teacher in Amsterdam, where I was born and raised. I went to school to study graphic design, then worked for ten years as an award-winning professional photographer. But eventually my love of drawing and painting took over and I became an illustrator. My illustrations have been published in many Dutch magazines and in 2011, I began blogging and started developing and teaching online art classes. In 2014 I founded Sketchbook Skool, which is a flourishing community of artists from around the world of all skill levels.