Creating Line Art Drawings - Contour Drawing Video
Creating Line Art Drawings - For tips on how to draw contour lines watch the Contour Drawing Video. (3.5 minutes)
Things to remember:
draw slowly and deliberately NOT sketchy
contour line drawings are made up of only lines, NO shading
lines should follow the contours of your still life object(s)
For added interest you can modify the thickness of the line - darker lines for major lines, lighter lines for soft implied edges
For an extra challenge use a fine tip marker instead of a pencil
Contour drawing is a great way to practice and improve your drawing technique whether you are a beginner or already a skilled artist
*Anything that has texture
such as hair should be
grouped together when
creating a contour drawing.
This means all drawn lines
should define the contours
of the object instead of
trying to simulate texture.
Use a lighter line to outline
highlights and shadows -
this will help define where
surfaces curve, bend or
change in value and/or color.