On Mondays I usually post something home related but Eric and I are working on something that we will share later this week. Instead, I am going to tell you all about the drawing class I started last week. For every week of this art class I intend to post my observations and some of my drawings. Be warned I am just learning and I am not an artist!
In the first session we focused on contour drawing. Contour drawing is the place where many new artists begin. It focuses on following visible edges of a shape that defines the form or the edge. When you think of contour drawing think of outling the shape and major folds and lines of your subject.
The most challenging part of contour drawing is really looking at your subject and focusing on what you really see. Looking at every tiny little line. I find it hard to stay focused I and tend to jump around my image filling things in here and there.
Looking at a contour drawing is very interesting. It says so much about the psyche of the artist and what is important to them. There will be more emphasis on certain details and this speaks to what the artist finds interesting and important.
If you want to follow along and give contour drawing a go check out some of these resources:
- Assignment: Create a Contour Line Drawing
- Assignment: Contour Line Drawing
- Studio Project: Contour Line Drawing
- Assignment: Blind Contour Line Drawing