Art II: Contour Line Drawing
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sensitive to an object’s edge will help create a drawing where the lines have
more character and variety, to describe the object’s three-dimensional
Students created an
accurate and clean interpretation of a still life, one that describes the
object by using a continuous line that is sensitive to each of the objects’
edges. The purpose of this contour drawing is to emphasize the objects’ mass
and volume. Consider the entire page when composing your view.
Once students identified the objects’ contours using a variety of line qualities (thick and
thin line to imply value), they used shading to continue to emphasize the object’s
volume (interior and exterior areas of value). By creating high contrast they helped some areas recede and project.