Continuous Line Figure Drawing

July 16, 2010 in Figurative by joanvienot

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.

It interesting how even though I knew certain areas were distorted, when I redrew them with another color, I found myself repeating the distortion.

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.