Doing Dodo

About drawing (an extinct bird) in blindness:

When there is something I would like to have a closer look at, I occasionally use a special drawing technique which goes like this: while I am drawing the chosen object, I simultaneously look intensely at the object while restraining from looking at the paper during the drawing process.
This method is suitable for all - also people who suffers from "fear of drawing", as it is not about being able to draw in the traditional way.
The separation of hand, eyes and object provides a tiny twist in ones view of the world - and it often results in some quite quirky drawings.




Here I have been drawing the Dodo which in any case must be drawn in blindness as it became extinct in 1681.


More about the Dodo in another natural history.