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Friday, June 26, 2009

First LHB of Summer

'First LHB of Summer' watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) LHB stands for left-handed blind, which means I literally drew with my left (non-dominant) and and my eyes closed. Painting is done with my eyes open, in this case still with my left hand. Here are more self-portraits drawn with my eyes closed.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

DeKooning Meets Mad Magazine; They Both Have Their Eyes Closed

Thursday, March 26, 2009

iDraw: That's Just How it Happened

Friday, February 20, 2009

iDraw: No Sense of Harmony, No Sense of Time

'No Sense of Harmony, No Sense of Time' digital iPod Touch self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) The song then continues "And I'm blind, blind, blind, blind, blind, blind, blind, blind, blind, blind, blind, blind, blind, blind", which is what I was when I made this drawing. Right-handed, though.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Scrunch-face

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Color My World

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

And That's All I Have to Say About That!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I Go Blindly Into the New Year

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Whites of my Eyes (2)

Monday, September 1, 2008

My Inner Librarian was Frazzled

'My Inner Librarian was Frazzled' pen and watercolor self-portrait drawn with her eyes closed and using both hands similtaneously by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay, and in which her hair is pushed up and her glasses are askew. (Click to view same image larger.) I was frazzled because although Rawlston has been better about his music, he doesn't seem to have the general idea: don't make so much noise partying at 3 AM that you wake your neighbors. And last night he was at it again. *sigh*. We'll keep trying to work with him...

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Sunday, August 31, 2008

I Used to Have Big Hair

'I Used to Have Big Hair' pen and watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) As for the rest - I think the last couple days shows that drawing with both hands together and eyes closed leads to some creepy self-portraits!

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Miss Piggy

Friday, August 29, 2008

Mellow Day

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Shucks, No Kiss...

'Shucks, No Kiss...' pen and watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) There's no story to this title, it's just what the picture looked like to me.The cerulean blue is behaving better tonight, so it may be that the crystalized chalky stuff needs to be wet into a blob, and then allowed to dry, and then wet again to be used as paint, which is what has now been done to my sample. The first night I just wet the chalky stuff, waited a few minutes for it to dissolve, and tried to paint with it.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Send in the Clowns

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Can I Save the Cerulean?

'Can I Save the Cerulean?' pen and watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) I'm finally going through all the old tubes of watercolors I've collected over the years, including many inherited from my mother, and seeing what I have and what condition it's in. The chemical data sheets for cerulean state that it ' tends to granulate or become chalky in watercolors' and indeed what's in the tube is not the usual sticky mass of dried paint but rather a crumbly powder. It is a fabulous color, and a tube runs about $12 so I'm trying to figure out if I can reconstitute it. I used it here for the 'sky' but it did not apply evenly nor in a proper watercolory manner.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Cap of Blue Hair

Sunday, August 24, 2008

If Nothing Else is Cooking, There's Always Blind Contour

Monday, July 28, 2008

Kewpie or Cyclops?

Monday, May 26, 2008

Like San Francisco, My Brain has Been in a Fog All Weekend

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Kiss Me, Baby!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Day Did Not Go as Expected

Friday, May 23, 2008

Finally, the Long Weekend!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Why Are You Looking at Me Like That?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I'm Still Congested

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I Have the Sniffles

Monday, May 19, 2008

"My God, What's That??!"

Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Eyes Are Getting Ahead of Me

Saturday, May 17, 2008

What's the Big Deal with Spock Being Able to Raise One Eyebrow?

Monday, April 21, 2008

Big Orange Schnozz

'Big Orange Schnozz' left-handed, mostly blind watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) This was done 'peeking' again. Specifically, my eyes were open while I mixed paint, dipped my brush, and positioned over the paper. My eyes were closed while I actually painted, guessing when I might be out of paint on the brush and needing to load it up again. Also, this was quite early in the morning - before the dental cleaning which was before school which was before work which was before doing my homework...

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Blind and Semi-Blind (Peeking)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I've Been Staring at Numbers All Day

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I Seem to Have Crinked My Neck

Friday, November 9, 2007

Flying to LA

'Flying to LA' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Once again, I'm hoping to turn myself into a plane instead of having to board one, this time to fly to LA. In keeping with the rest of the week, this is another LHBD - Left-Handed Blind Drawing. I hope to post from LA, but if not, I'll catch up on return - of course I'll still be drawing every day. Detail of 'Flying to LA' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

I Did Feel for the Edges of the Paper with my Hands

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Amusements & Discoveries of Left-Handed Blind Drawing

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I was at Work until 9 PM

'I was at Work until 9 PM' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Thank you to Google, who earlier today finally acknowledged the FTP problem, but, more to the point, seems to have solved it!

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Drawn With My Eyes Closed, Close to Midnight

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Double Blind Studies

'Double Blind Study' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)OK, not only was I blind to the paper, I was blind to the mirror - these were drawn left and right handed together, with my eyes closed. Color added eyes-open and right-handed. Detail of 'Double Blind Study' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

Well, tonight I'm off for a week to St Paul, MN. for the Annual General Meeting of the American Society for the Alexander Technique. I'll still be drawing every day, and I expect to find internet access and upload every day, but if there are delays in posting, that's why.

'Double Blind Prelim' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Left Handed Blind Contour With Right Handed Sighted Colors

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Two Left-Handed Blind Contour Drawings