Blind (Since Birth) Drawing Challenge

In this video, I drew this. But what the heck is it? [swoosh]
Who wants to draw again? I do. I do. I asked you over on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram what you wanted me to draw and this time you gave me some harder answers, so I have no idea how this is going to come out, but I think we’re going to have fun. Well, you know what, we are going to have have fun. Oh, somebody asked for a stick figure of a human, okay. I’m going to assume that a stick figure is sort of just a stick version of a person. I’ll try it. Okay, let’s draw like the shoulder, okay… and then sort of the neckline. The plunging neckline. And then the shoulder back here, okay. Then we’ll put one stick down here for an arm, okay… and then we’ll come back over here and hopefully we hit it right. And we’ll get one stick here for an arm, okay. Now, we’ll make a bigger… like, the body will be a bigger stick I think. So kind of like this. Right? And then off it we can put the legs. One leg here. One leg here. Let’s give you some hands there. So we’ll just put a quick little hand on the bottom on that arm right there. We’ll come over to this arm here. Hopefully that’s the bottom. A little hand here. I should give you some fingers, right. And over here. Two, three, four, five. So just a little stick leg here. The foot on the bottom with the toes… two, three, four, five. And a leg over here. So we’ll start from about here. Take it down. A little thing will cross for the feet. And one, two, three, four, five. Boy, that was a nice foot. Alright, and finally we’ll put a little stick figure head on him. He’s a big man… with a decent size head. A couple ears over here. An ear over here. Oh, a couple over there. Eyes… just little… basic. Nose. And a smiley mouth. I think we’re alright. Let me show you. Hey, he’s pretty good. I think he looks good. From here, from this angle right here he looks perfect to me. I think they’re doing a new movie… Stick Figure Man. He’s going to be like a new superhero. It’s going to be like a new $100 million picture. Coming this June… Stick Figure Man. Watch out. He’s going to stick it to the bad guys. Once and for all. Let’s get this ready for the museum. How about another one? Let me draw something else for you now. Somebody asked for the New York City skyline. Okay, again, this is one of those things I’ve never actually touched. This will be weird. Alright, here’s how we’re going to do this. I’m going to draw what I imagine what it would look like. For a skyline. So you’re just going to see the tops of things. You know, the rivers aren’t in the sky so I don’t have to worry about those. So, let’s try it. Okay, so we’ll just draw some things that sort of stick up in the sky like a top of a building here. Okay. This is Manhattan, right? So here’s a building top there. That’s like the Chrysler Building. Here is um… a little taller building. You see that? Oh, that’s tall. And then there’s Empire over here. Alright. Let’s say it’s at night. So maybe a moon. Okay. And it’s like a half moon tonight. It looks nice, right? There’s about half the moon. See, so you could see that above these buildings here. But when you get over towards the tall building. The big skyscraper. You can’t see the moon because that’s how high the building is. [laughs] Alright, you want to see? Let me show you. Beep, beep. “Hey, get out of my way!” “Hey, what’s wrong with you?” That’s my imitation of the New York City streets. And the fun thing about New York too is every time you go there you feel like you’ve seen it before in some movies and stuff, so I’m sure this looks very familiar to you. [music plays] Look, you could make a post card out of this and people would know exactly what it was. If the New York City State Bureau of Tourism wants a copy of this… forget it. You could never afford it. You have to raise taxes. [laughs]

100 Replies to “Blind (Since Birth) Drawing Challenge”

  1. have you ever tryed 3d prints? i mean, to have idea of what a stick man, or an horizont "look like"? would be a good video, you touching 3D prints of things you cannot touch in real life.

  2. Is he actually left handed? Or is that just the hand he decided to use? He looks vary awkward using it. Or it could just be that he doesn't use it to write at all.

  3. Hey Tommy!! What if you had giveaways for the drawings you do, so that we can hang them up and be reminded of how blessed we are and how much of a blessing YOU are. At least that's how I would see the drawings 🙂 this is if you don't already have plans for your drawings. You're so creative and teach so many people so many different things!!

  4. You know that yellow smiley face with the giant smile? In the stick figure drawing, he literally drew that. Look closely.

  5. As an artist, I realized how much I take sight for granted, haha. I would be screwed if I didn't have my sight. I love your channel and videos!

  6. When I draw blindfolded I imagine what I'm drawing in my head. Like, I draw it in my mind. But what do you "see" while you draw? Do you.. see(?) what u drew in your head? I can't understand it

  7. Just saying, but if Tommy would somehow be able to see in the future he would be mighty suprised by what things look like xD

  8. The skyline was kinda impressive.. i mean think about it, he never saw anything.
    And i know.. Buildings doesn't look like that.. but he actually got the point of how a skyline looks like.
    That's awesome!

  9. I just thought.. how would he know if the tops of buildings are square? y'know.. since he cant touch them and all. Did he purposely do them domed?

  10. I was about to cry during this vid, cause I have full respect for him.
    He doesn't even know what this beautiful world looks like!
    I hope one day that god will give him the perfect eyes he dreams of cause he deserves it!

  11. you actually have a very strong grasp of how to display a 3D object in a 2D environment, I am very surprised.

  12. I'd love for you to get a 3D pen, Tommy. I saw someone sent you some 3D drawings in another video. The difficulty in being able to draw without sight is clearly not knowing where the other parts of your drawings left off, which leads to you drawing over the lines you've made by mistake. A 3D pen would be awesome and fix this difficulty.

  13. i watched a news video about a blind guy in the UK who painted pictures of people. To get the perspective etc he used blu-tack (I think it's called museum putty in the US) then he would feel for the position of the tack and start painting! if I remember, he had gone blind, not been born blind so I'm guessing that's a very big advantage!

  14. This just proves that he can process visual images. Put together his knowledge of shapes, sense of distance, and 3D translation into 2D…. the relationship between those is basic visualization. Not extremely different from what sighted people see, just slower and more 'elementary'.

  15. Do a drawing challenge where Tommy draws something, and has Ben guess what he drew!
    I think using finger oaintwill help him because of the texture of the paint

  16. You guys should really get some of those raised ink pens that people would use for scrapbooking or writing on shirts, then have Ben draw the same thing(like a stick figure) so Tommy can feel it and 'see' how it should be. Also if there are quick drying ones maybe Tommy could use those so it would be easier for him to feel where he's already been to make connecting lines easier

  17. he isnt trying at all, lol. he was able to determine a 3D printed empire state building just by feeling it. he can def draw it better than an upside down V

  18. What i feel everyone in this world will draw the same with eyes closed. So i feel this video isn't that interesting.
    I feel people should come up with some good question than asking for drawings.

  19. This is not a criticism but how he holds the pen is terrible, which makes perfect sense because he never has to write anything down. We just take it for granted everyone knows how to hold a pen.

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