Blind Contour Drawing means drawing the outline of the subject without looking at the paper. The end result doesn't matter - what is important is carefully observing the subject (your hand, foot, plant, flower, landscape). If we stretch the meaning of 'contour' to include lines in general, from time to time the line will wander across the form and back out again, capturing the little details along the way. When doing blind contour drawings, avoid lifting the pencil from the paper so that the line is as continuous as possible, and most importantly, don't peek!

Examples of Blind Contour drawings:

Contour Drawing is capturing the perception of the edges of an object (border, outline, etc.). Contour drawing should be done very, very slowly. Place your chosen object in front of you, where you get a good view of it. Begin drawing anywhere on the objects edge - but you will be aware of how the object doesn't end at that edge, but continues behind it, usually as a rounded contour. Keep your eyes on the object as much as possible (try not to look at your paper) and concentrate on every single curve or meander. Don't worry about trying to get an exact likeness or proportions.

Why do we learn to contour draw? One reason is to make you use both senses of sight and touch of the right brain. We are training the eye to draw what it really sees rather than what it thinks it sees. The first 1 or 2 are going to look funny, but the more you practice, the more accurate they will become!