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Let's take a LINE for a walk

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Mrs. Nordensvan

on 10 January 2017

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Transcript of Let's take a LINE for a walk


It can define a space, create an outline or pattern, imply movement or texture and allude to mass or volume. Lines are absolutely essential in creating art.
Contour Lines
Contour lines
define the outer edges of forms and surfaces within a form, such as wrinkles and folds. These line drawings suggest depth in addition to height and width. They are like outline drawings with all the "extra information".
Michael Craig-Martin, a contemporary conceptual artist and painter, emphasizes contour lines
in his art.
To make a blind- contour line drawing, you fix your eyes on the
outline (edge)
of the model or object, then follow the
outline (edge)
of the object with your eyes, while drawing the contour very slowly, in a steady, continuous line
without lifting the pencil or looking at the paper.
Blind contour drawing may not produce a good drawing; however it helps artist to draw more realistically, rather than relying on their memorized drawing symbols.
Mini Lesson: Contour Lines
......draw what you see, not what your think you see.

Let's take a LINE for a walk
Lines marking the outer contours or boundaries of an object or figure.
Like a shadow, they
look flat and don't
provide much
information about the
Artists train their eyes and hands to work together
by making blind contour drawings and continuous contour line drawings.

Blind contour drawing trains the eye and hand to work as a team, and it helps you to see all of the details of the object.
Draw the contour lines of your shoe.
Blind Contour
(5 minutes)
Draw the contour lines of your shoe.

Goals- thickness of lines, proportions, accuracy, looking at shoe
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