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Contour Drawings are about shape unless they use a contour line, then they are about an objects form. Above is a blind contour drawing where the artist does not look at the paper. This would break the concentration of studying or looking at the object.
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Blind contour drawings are exercises done to study an object's shape, perimeter, circumference, outside. They are done quickly using continuous line. Eye talking to brain talking to hand, this is the process. It is similar to learning how to take notes.

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Contour drawing of organic objects (shapes) using a start point and a finish point. These should be at the same position.
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contour of a foot. this emphasizes continuous line drawing.
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Contour drawings of hands below.


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Hats using contour lines to show shape and form as well as value by varying the light and dark of the pencil.LeaDallaglio09-1.jpgAmbers+Apple.jpg Furit, contou Fruit ms
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a very s stylized contour drawing
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Shell with contour lines showing the form of the shell as well as value changes.RyanAcks.jpg Tree LimbSketchathon-014.jpg
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Notice the use of tonal, light and dark lines in the drawing above and below. they are attempting to exhibit chair chiaroscuro modified contour drawing
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A modified contour drawing

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A modified contour with a wash added

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Contour lines being used for a watercolor where the fewer lines used, the better
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The following are gesture drawings. They shoe form and movement. They are done quickly and directly with as continuous line as possible.
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