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Pat Dooley 2

We studied Blind line contour.

Tina Rutledge 3

We studied drawing in one continuous line as though we were feeling the edges of the form with the point of our pencil.

Tina Rutledge

We practiced drawing cross contours to describe form.

Sheila Kiester

We learned to see and use negative space; the space and shapes around a form.

Edmond Strange 3

We learned about and practiced perspective and how to use our pencils to measure distance and determine angles.

Sheila Kiester 3 Cloud Study

We talked about different marks we could make to describe values and form.

Lauren Pena

We practiced value studies from photographs and

Mary Ann Roach 2

Jeanne Franke

value studies we drew from still lifes illuminated by a light source.

Last night we finished the above class in beginning drawing. You can view the above drawings and more by visiting the Student Art 1 Page here. Thank you to all those who participated in this class!

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By Dianna Burt

By Jane Knipscheer

By Jill Scott

The above drawings were rendered by three of my students during their first week in beginning drawing. They are examples of blind continuous line drawing.  I have mentioned, previously, that I have a soft spot for drawings of this nature.  I think it is because they reveal to us that we can actually draw, each and every one of us, if we try to “see” and “feel” the edges of our subjects.  I like them because they are the beginning of many artists’ journeys.   They speak a simple beauty.

I have posted some new artwork created by my students and fellow artists in this last six weeks on the Student Art 1 Page here. They are from two classes.

 One class was beginning drawing. We studied continuous line, cross contour, negative space, perspective, texture and value.

  The second class was titled Creative Challenge which was a study of composition. We discussed and worked on developing a center of interest. We discussed elements of good composition in regards to the figure and portraiture as well as still life and landscape. We also discussed attracting attention with the use of repetition, simplifying, exagerration, movement, emphasis, and contrast.

By Dave Bogenschutz

Thank you to all of my students for allowing me to post your work and for sharing your special insights and talent with me!

Echostain’s Blog has just featured an artist who uses her continuous line drawings in her finished work. You can find this post here.

  Blind Continuous Line

  Continuous Line Contour

In beginning drawing, we, once again, began by learning how to feel the edges of the subject by drawing in continuous line. The artist directs his attention to the object and imagines the point of his pencil traveling in, around and over the form he wishes to draw. Rarely are these drawings in proportion. Always, this kind of attention spent on studying an object offers some knowledge that the artist can use in a finished piece. Next, we concentrated on drawing the object (objects) in continuous line while alternating looking at the object to looking at our paper while still pretending to move our pencil over and around the subject material. The above are my two drawings of my grand daughter’s potato heads. When I completed the second drawing, I couldn’t get the fun forms and personalities out of my head. Soooooooo below is what they grew into. I had a blast! 🙂

    The Painting

Just found out there was a Mr.Potato Head Blog.

Check out Kokot’s continuous line drawing and watercolor here. Thanks for giving it a try, Kokot!