I haven't been that productive in the creating department these past couple of weeks, despite taking a couple of sketchbooks and art materials on our vacation.
While in the States, I did a couple of pages of blind contour sketching and will share the only semi-blind contour one I did because I like the wonky way it turned out, an effect I couldn't have done deliberately. It is a good example (read: lesson to me*) of how something can have visual interest because of "mistakes" when the same subject would be ho-hum if it was accurate in proportion, etc.
I remember learning about blind contour drawing during a drawing class I took as an elective at uni, but I don't remember learning about gesture drawing, which I discovered while browsing Pinterest (to get back into Art Mode so I can finish the painting of Sprout). So, this week, in addition to making playdough with Sprout and creating dinosaurs out of it, I did two rapid-fire gesture sketches: