Have you ever wondered can blind people draw? Tommy Edison has been blind since birth. He decided to draw sketches of some things. Edison’s life is completely three-dimensional. The concept of drawing a three-dimensional object and a two-dimensional piece of paper was completely foreign to him, because his perception of physical objects is entirely rendered through touch.
Using some paper, a sharpie and his mind’s eye, the first thing Edison attempted to draw was a cat. Watch this video to see the fascinating results that occur when Edison takes the marker to the paper.
If Edison didn’t have such a great sense of humor about it, witnessing him struggle to draw the cat would feel mean-spirited. So many of the lines don’t end up connecting because he has no way of visualizing the lines he’s already drawn. After a cat, Edison tries his hand as sketching a car. Wheels look somewhat promising, but he gets lost while drawing the doors.
At the end he attempts a self portrait. Even though Edison may not be able to draw particularly well, his efforts are commendable.
Inside of their lack of sight, there are many blind artists who are capable of creating beautiful works.