Contour Line Drawing

An activity that focuses on the outline of a figure; the edge or line that defines or bounds a shape or object.

step 1

Look closely at the contour (outline) of an object.

step 2

Keep object close to paper. Look back and forth constantly at lines of object while drawing.

step 3

Find points along contour of object to compare to lines on page. Make one continuous line to draw object, never lifting pencil off the paper.

step 4

There are lines within the contours of object. Without raising the pencil, try to draw more detailed edges.

Art Making

Objects to draw with interesting edges