Contour Line and Learning to See. Please refer to the following videos to learn how to make the different types of contour line drawings:
How to Draw Contour Lines: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu9sUWLfGng
How to Draw Continuous Contour Lines: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRqXCZhTrS4
How to Draw Blind Contour Lines: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKHVqbM_xLUAfter viewing the videos, you will be making 5 contour line drawings. Please follow the order and specific technique of each drawing below. Spend at least 5 minutes on each drawing.The subject of the drawing is a self-portrait, so you need to be able to look at yourself in a mirror.
Drawing 1: Do a continuous, contour line drawing of yourself.
Drawing 2: Do a blind contour line drawing of yourself. Use the continuous line for this drawing, but you can’t look at your paper.
Drawing 3: Repeat instructions for Drawing 2, so you are making another blind contour drawing. This time slow down even more.
Drawing 4: Repeat Drawing 1 instructions.
Drawing 5: Do a straightforward contour line drawing of yourself. You can choose to pick up your pencil, but you don’t have to, and you can erase.
*Remember, you want to make sure your portrait is a good size on your paper, and not a teeny tiny image of yourself.
**To make yourself look interesting to draw, think about adding a hat to your head, or get in an interesting “costume”, or include the room or place that you are sitting in to add to the space of the drawing.Once completed, these five drawings must be scanned or photographed and submitted electronically in JPG or PDF file format. The files must be named in the following format: Lastname_Project7_Drawing#.jpg. Submit your completed documents to Hands-On Project 7, listed on the Modules and Assignments pages, as a file attachment.