Do This Project

BOOOOOOOM! runs participatory projects every so often, and the newest one is up and ready for your submission. The task: draw a picture of yourself with your eyes closed.

I read this, was reminded of doing similar projects in high school art class, and swiftly set to drawing a picture of myself without looking at the paper while doing so. Jeff sent me back a confused email, explaining that I was supposed to draw (with eyes open) a portrait of myself with closed eyes. Two minutes later he writes again, happily noting that he realized what I had done and that it added a nifty new dimension to the project.

Here is a fine example of a talented artist and her interpretation of the project:

And my attempt, a 30 second blind drawing with a highlighter:

Now, you’ve seen what can be done – if you can’t draw (ahem, please see above), just have fun with it! Close your eyes and allow yourself to sketch a ridiculous drawing of yourself. If you can draw, make sure those eyes are closed in the image. I can’t wait to see the rest of the entries once the project is over! Two entrants will win 500 free business cards from Uprinting.com, so there’s some extra incentive. Now get cracking.

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