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Please sharpen a pencil from the yellow pencil holder before homeroom ends.
Contour Drawing There is no one “correct” way to draw. People have always drawn, doodled, and sketched out ideas. Everyone CAN draw---maybe not with the skill of a master artist, but everyone can learn to render images and by practicing can show great improvement. By learning how to look at objects just a little differently and by breaking them down into simple shapes, all people can learn to draw. Contour Line Video Demonstration
Where have I heard the word contour before?
Too often we draw with the left side of the brain---the logical reasonable side—rather than with the sensory powers of the right side of the brain. People who draw with the left side of the brain tend to be technique oriented and stiff. Trust your eyes. Begin by turning the object around to observe it from all sides. Feel the edges with your fingers.
This process should be done in one long continuous line to mimic the way that the eye works. When doing a contour drawing, you are improving your eye-hand coordination, an important skill in both art and athletics.
*Anything that has texture such as hair should be grouped together when creating a contour drawing. This means all drawn lines should define the contours of the object instead of trying to simulate texture. *Use a lighter line to outline highlights and shadows - this will help define where surfaces curve, bend or change in value and/or color
Things to remember: draw slowly and deliberately NOT sketchy contour line drawings are made up of only lines, NO shading lines should follow the contours of your still life object(s) For added interest you can modify the thickness of the line - darker lines for major lines, lighter lines for soft implied edges For an extra challenge use a fine tip marker instead of a pencil Contour drawing is a great way to practice and improve your drawing technique whether you are a beginner or already a skilled artist
***Don't use your minds understanding of what the form is! Use your eyes. When you finish the outside contours, you can draw the inside contours. Don’t erase…overlap lines! WARNING:
Egon Schiele Dr. Ernst Wagner,
Part I: Sketchbook Practice
Your First Set of Sketchbook Notes: (AWWWWW!!!) Please write the following in your sketchbook in the page after your hand contour drawings. Fill the page, be creative in your note taking. For homework, include drawing examples and images and creative lettering Unit ONE: The Basics of Drawing: Drawing What I See, Not What I Think I See Contour drawing illustrate the lines of an object and should represent much of the detail the object has. Contours are only lines as opposed to regular drawings that might have shading. Blind Contour Drawing is like contour drawing, but you don't look at your paper at all. Your eyes focus on the object you're drawing, and your pencil moves as your eyes move across the object, usually at the same speed. Blind contour sketch exercises forces you to concentrate on the subject matter and its details… and not your drawing.
Blind Contour Sketchbook II 2 Blind Contour Drawings – Family Members – 1-2 pages. Label
Project II: Contour Self-Portrait 1- Create ONE Contour portrait 2 – overlap and fill the space with at least TWO blind contour self portraits 3 – Complete “colored pencil techniques” worksheet (will be graded – turn in by Tuesday 9/17) 4- SEE NEXT SLIDE
Contour Self-Portraits Requirements: One contour drawing of self 2 or more blind contour drawings of self, more if conducive to better composition Fill with patterns and techniques….PLAN!!!! SEE NEXT SLIDE
IN each shape you created using contour lines, you will create patterns using the Elements of Design: Pattern Requirements: LINE -Pattern of stripes using peaceful and calm lines -Pattern of stripes using lines that show tension or anger COLOR -Cool Color Scheme -Warm Color Scheme -Pattern in a Analogous Color Scheme -Pattern in a Complementary Color Scheme -Pattern in a Monochromatic Color scheme -Pattern containing Tint – use white colored pencil overlay -Pattern in a Triadic Color Scheme SPACE - Pattern of a realistic object. Color positive space and negative space with high contrast VALUE/FORM -Color gradient using 2 colors (value scale) -Cross hatching (two colors) -Make the shape look like a 3D Form – ex. bubble using value (3X) – use pencil or dark color SHAPE -Organic Pattern (organic shape) -Geometric Pattern (geometric shape) Objective: Your final project will visually exemplify contour drawing skills and knowledge of the Elements of Design. Hint – in your sketchbook draw a sample of each or on the back of your drawing identify which quadrant the pattern is located.
Referenced Patterns Sketchbook III Original Patterns Set up your next sketchbook page like this. Use a ruler, the boxes should be neat and uniform. For the Referenced Patterns, you may use the “zen art” reference packet or simply look up patterns on your own. For the Original Patterns, you must come up with an interesting pattern using your knowledge of patterns, color and creativity. Color in Colored Pencil Only Label! Sketchbook III : Movement and Pattern