We practiced continuous line drawing at Studio b. this week. As always with continuous line, because you just launch into the drawing without a preliminary underdrawing or gesture, there are a lot of distortions which may or may not be corrected by successive lines.
I warmed up with blue-green nupastel on white paper. On subsequent drawings, I decided to use different colors throughout each drawing as it progressed. Something came up and I left the session early but I love continuous line drawing and am promising myself I will do more of it.
Our instructor, Heather Clements, will be away on vacation and I will be filling in as guest instructor at Studio b. next week. It’s been a while since I have taught art. One of my degrees is in art education. I taught the two-dimensional visual arts at a high school in Colorado for 3 years before moving to Florida. I also taught a few workshops here in Florida in the 80’s and I taught an independent study student in the local high school, but after my “day job” developed into a business, I let my teaching certificate expire. In my business I also teach, twice or three times a year, so I am practiced at giving presentations. I’ll need to prepare, but I’m looking forward to it. My focus will be line quality and lost edges.