Thursday, August 21, 2014

LINE: Contour

Erin Deacon
Last night we began our explorations in LINE. The key points to remember is 1. Line is like a path that leads the "eye" around and through a composition. 2. Dark lines advance while lighter lines recede. The techniques employed were contour, cross-contour and scribble. Contour Line drawings address interior and exterior volumes as seen in the clamp, planes and spring in the drawing above. Notice how these unite to balance the composition in a triangular rotation. The quickly sketched areas strengthening the balance by a establishing a repeated motif throughout the composition. More info on Line is in the tab above. The techniques of cross-contour and scribble (not seen in the drawing above) will be re-addressed in class next week.

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