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Drawing without looking

Danny Mooney 'Nicky without looking' Pen on paper A5

I’m trying to teach myself to draw faces. As part of my efforts to try to learn to draw faces, Nicky suggested that I try some without looking at the paper. I think the idea was that it would make me focus on what’s important on the face.

I’ve done 5 or 6 drawings without looking, and here’s my attempt to draw Nicky without looking at the paper. I think that this one works the best.

Mum, an iPad drawing

Danny Mooney 'Mum' iPad drawing

It’s so variable how long these drawings take. Sometimes it just flows on the first attempt, but other times, like with the drawing of Mum, I have to redo each line countless times.


iPad drawing