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    CONTOUR DRAWING EXERCISES & LESSONS : Blind & Pure & Cross Contour Drawing Tutorials

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    You Might Also Want to Look At These Drawing Lessons : Blind Contour Drawing ... Cross Contour Drawing ... Pure Linear Contour Drawing

    Contour Drawing with Human Figure

    Contour Drawing with Human Figure

    A simple description of contour drawing and a little bit about it in history and how making dark contour lines can change a piece of art.

    An Introduction to Contour Drawing : What Is Contour Drawing

    An Introduction to Contour Drawing : What Is Contour Drawing

    The first thing we do when beginning to draw is contour drawing, which is another name for drawing the outline. With contour drawing, we are focusing on the edges - the outside of an object or the line made by a fold or pattern.

    Contour Drawing Art Lesson

    Contour Drawing Art Lesson

    Contour is commonly defined as the "outline of a figure or object." There is a definite distinction between "contour and outline." We think of an outline as a diagram or silhouette, flat and two dimensional. It is the sort of drawing you make when you place you hand flat on a piece of paper and trace around the fingers with a pencil.

    Practice Drawing Outlines and Contours of Object or Person You Are Drawing for Better Freehand Drawing

    Practice Drawing Outlines and Contours of Object or Person You Are Drawing for Better Freehand Drawing

    Contour Drawing Exercises

    Contour Drawing Exercises

    Contour drawing is a good beginning exercise, in the way that practicing scales is good for learning the piano. It uses the element of line to create a three-dimensional outline of objects. Natural objects are especially suitable, like plants, flowers, hands, and the human figure, but it is also good to try drawing non-natural objects, like containers with interesting shapes, or old shoes, which can have a lot of character.

    Contour Drawing

    Contour Drawing

    Nearly every painting begins with some form of contour drawing. This is a line sketch that describes not just the shape of the subject or the negative space around the subject, but also the shadow areas within the outline of the subject.

    Contour and Blind Contour Drawing - Contour drawing is a process of line drawing where one must concentrate on a single point and follow the contours of the body. This process should be done in one long continuous line to mimic the way that the eye works. When doing a contour drawing, you are improving your eye-hand coordination, an important skill in both art and athletics.

    You Might Also Want to Look At These Drawing Lessons : Blind Contour Drawing ... Cross Contour Drawing ... Pure Linear Contour Drawing

       

     

     

     

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