Last night was our first drawing session exploring part one of Line. Students were introduced to the concept of Contour Line Drawing. Contour lines define interior as well as exterior volumes. The objective of last night's project was to begin to develop fluid, confident line quality with "accenting" that is complementary to the volumes of the forms.
The two drawings above exhibit fluid, confident lines with "accents" addressing areas where 1. the line advances (dark lines advance, light lines recede), 2. the light conditions change (shadows) 3. changes in direction of the line (planar shift or overlapping forms) and 4. changes in color, value or the texture of the surface.