Thursday, January 15, 2015

LINE: Contour

On Monday, we covered the syllabus and materials list. Wednesday night we started discussing the element Line, in particular Contour Line drawing. Contours apply to the outside edges (exterior volumes) and inside edges (interior volumes).
Amelia Ketzer Dean
Amelia's drawing is balanced by the placement of similar shapes that rotate in space and change scale. The line quality is fluid and confident. Notice the interior accents on the smallest door knob located in the center of the composition. The hard contours are drawn more strongly whereas the transparent and shiny volumes of the crystal are drawn with lighter, broken lines. Generally speaking, Contours drawings, although minimal and selective with the amount of information, are very resolved and should display a sense of volume and three-dimensionality.

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