Tuesday, January 24, 2017

LINE: Contour Drawings


Last night, class began with a discussion on Contour Line Drawing (refer to Line tab above). Initially, we focused on creating fluid, confident lines avoiding the tendency to "hedge" the line. Hedging is a back and forth motion that makes the line have a slight zig-zag or "hairy" appearance. Proportions are NOT a concern at this point in drawing. After completing a couple of studies with even, smooth line quality, we added "accenting"; areas in the line that swell (thick and thin or light and dark). Accents may address changes in direction or structure of the line, changes in value, light, color, texture and changes in weight.

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