- Use angles and curves.
- Keep your pen on the paper at all times.
- Go slowly at angles; speed up at curves and straight lines.
- Describe shadows within definite, contained shapes.
- Stop often, keeping your pen anchored, to compare and relate a new form to one you've already drawn.
- Leave your boundaries incomplete. Your pen should weave adjacent forms so separations can't always be found.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
More Contour Drawings
Here are more of my November daily contour drawings. I have tried a variety of techniques, including blind contour (don't look at the paper at all) and partial blind contour (peek now and then). The technique that I am enjoying most is from the book Charles Reid Master Class Painting by Design by Charles Reid (1991). Reid gives these contour drawing guidelines: