Blind-contour drawings are made by drawing the contour of the subject without looking at your drawing. It fosters a more direct connection between the eye and the hand. I enjoy making blind-contour drawings because it gives my intellect a break and I can just do. Often people draw what they think they see and not what they actually see. Practicing blind-contour drawing helps you draw what you see without interruptions from your conscious thoughts.
The drawings are not meant to be accurate representations of the subject. Rather the drawings mark the activity of the eyes and the communication and spatial-awareness of the hand. Sections that the eye has lingered and spent more time are often larger and more detailed than sections the eye moved quickly over.
Just doing/acting allows the unconscious to be brought more into balance with the conscious. Most of us spend too much time using our rational mind and as a result neglecting our emotional mind. We do what we think we should and not what is most in-line with our needs.
For Religion Kitchen we practiced making blind contour drawings of three objects that represented three things that made our life worthwhile/meaningful. Here are my three drawings.
This is my sewing machine Uki-jay that represents tools that help me make things.
This is Vesuvius my motorcycle and he represents independence.
This is my plant Pauline. I enjoy working with people and she represents my community.