DRAWING AS TRACES
The Blind Sketch
The blind sketches are an attempt to reduce the sketching action to a hint, while the sketching itself is done with closed eyes.
The first stage, before the actual drawing begins, includes a period of concentration during which the subject is formulated, and perhaps the finalized image is imagined. The sketch is then done very quickly, without stopping to think, or seeing the drawing.
Repeating this action creates a learning process regarding new starting points. The drawing technique develops through the repetition and becomes "skilled", indicating the setting of new rules, which disregard information concerning reality.