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Line Study


The study of line to help develop observation, form, and proportion skills while enhancing your draw

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Updated 3 months ago

1. Open question
180 seconds
How can line study improve your artistic skill?
2. Slide
60 seconds
Picasso drew Igor Stravinsky right side up. Now Picasso did not sketch this picture upside down, however, when we flip this picture upside down it becomes confusing. As an artist you should be able to draw a picture right side up, upside-down, sideways, backwards, or anyways imaginable. That is because the most important part of the image is not the image itself, but the lines that make it up. Arrange the lines in the correct order and you can have a masterpiece. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) was a Russian-born composer who is considered one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.
Who is Igor Stravinsky?
3. Poll
60 seconds
What is your opinion of Igor Stravinsky's blind contour drawing technique?
  • It's a great way to express creativity and use the right side of my brain wel
  • It's a difficult and tedious technique, but I was able to get the figure down
  • It's a unique way to learn about observation study and to draw what I see, rather then what I know
  • It's a waste of time
4. Slide
60 seconds
Blind Contour drawing is an art technique in which an artist draws a subject without looking at the paper, creating an abstract, distorted image. Continuous line drawing is a form of drawing where the artist draws a continuous line without lifting the pen off the paper.
Blind Contour drawing and continuous line drawing
5. Word cloud
120 seconds
What is the purpose of a blind contour drawing?
6. Drawings
300 seconds
Draw a book using the blind contour drawing method
7. Word cloud
120 seconds
What is the purpose of a continious line drawing?
8. Drawings
300 seconds
Draw your teacher using the continuous line drawing method
9. Slide
60 seconds
Igor Stravinsky was a master of blind contour drawing and he actually used it as a form of relaxation. The practice of blind contour drawing originated in the early 19th century, and was developed by artists such as William B. Richards and John Ruskin. Continuous line drawing is a technique used by many artists to achieve a sense of movement and energy within a work of art. It is often used to create rhythm and flow within a piece.
Did you know?
10. Open question
300 seconds
How does the process of continious line drawing differ from other drawing techniques?
11. Open question
300 seconds
How does Blind Contour drawing help to improve your drawing skills?

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