Nine minutes of procrastination

My graduating students are preparing their final graphic design portfolios and I am sitting in the cafeteria, editing the texts that goes with each piece in the portfolio. It’s a wonderful yet time-consuming and tedious process. This is what I do when I need a break from reading. Each one is a three-minute contour drawing.



25 Comments on “Nine minutes of procrastination”

  1. Lori says:

    That’s funny! I’m an editor by trade and when I’m working on something really boring, I do the same thing.


  2. carolberryartdesign says:

    And I am a production designer and I check out your blog when I need a break while doing endless edits to corporate print layouts. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂


  3. Ooh, I love these. The language of a quick and sure line.


  4. Lee Kline says:

    Terrific! Please include more “People studies.” They are instructive.


  5. great idea and i really like the quickly captured attitudes.


  6. gaelle1947 says:

    What a great way to re-a-LINE oneself!


  7. Agnès says:

    Brillant idea to relax!I love your drawings🖌😊


  8. Judy Sopher says:

    Shari, Are these done with never picking up your pen? They are wonderful. When I try not looking at the paper and not lifting my pen–they can come out looking really odd. Any advice? Thanks.


    • I try to do a continuous line, Judy. These are contour but not blind contour so I do look at the paper too. Instead of lifting my pen, I try to lightly move it over the paper if I want to start in another area.


  9. joantav says:

    Great contour drawings, especially the one of the student hunched over writing. I like how you sneak in some sketching even when you are busy.


  10. Love this idea, and the results!


  11. prior.. says:

    I love the contour drawings…. 🙂
    and your blog is very cool….


  12. mariamjgj says:

    Hi! I’m 17 and I’m thinking about apllying for a Graphic Design course. Do you have any advices?


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