Contour Line Figure Drawing
Concept: Contour lines follow the edges of shapes and clearly define the various volumes and parts of the whole form.
Catalysts: Describe, Record
-Fold 2 papers to make eight (8) sections.
-Draw a boarder near the edge of each section.
-Arrange a person in a dynamic posture.
-Develop an understanding based on touch.
-Remember the ‘blind contour’ drawing of your hand.
-Keeping your eye on the figure, start with any edge, and follow the contours of the figure with a continuous, contour line.
-Try not to lift your pencil off the paper.
-Try to feel that you are not just looking at but are also touching the figure with your moving pencil.