Here in the sixth week of THE ART & SCIENCE of DRAWING series, you’ll learn to describe complex, volumetric form using three kinds of contour lines. First, you’ll learn to craft a detailed outside contour. Next you’ll learn to draw inner contours and overlaps that will describe any subject with great depth. Finally, you’ll learn to draw using cross contour lines to create the illusion of dramatic volume and deep space. By the end of this course, you’ll understand how to combine different kinds of contour lines to draw any form. You’ll even be introduced to foreshortening, one of the most sought after drawing skills.
THE ART & SCIENCE of DRAWING is a remarkable new program that will teach you how to draw one day at a time. The program is simple, each day you’ll watch one video lesson that will introduce an essential drawing skill, and then do the recommended practice. THE ART & SCIENCE of DRAWING is overflowing with powerful insights into the drawing process and offers some of the clearest, most accessible drawing instruction available. Many of the tools and techniques you'll learn here are rarely seen outside of private art academies.
This course is the sixth installment of an 8-part series. If you're a beginner, we recommend going through the entire series in order. If you've got some drawing experience, feel free to mix and match The Art & Science of Drawing courses to suit your personal needs as an artist!
Today, you’ll discover how detailed and descriptive contour drawings can be and how to mine your subject for even the tiniest details.
In this lesson you’ll learn how to use the block-in technique to lay a light foundation over which you will craft your contour drawings.
Here, you’ll learn how to combine the block-in technique with detailed contour drawings to create truly engaging line drawings.
In this lesson you’ll learn how to draw using cross contour lines. Cross contour lines are essentially latitude and longitude lines that create a topographic, volumetric drawing of your subject.
In the final lesson, you’ll learn to put everything you’ve learned together to draw foreshortened objects, giving the illusion of great depth and volume on the page.
Drawing has been my lifelong passion. After studying at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles, I continued to study numerous from of drawing including the timeless traditions of the old masters as well as cutting-edge contemporary practices.
I have been teaching drawing for over 20 years at studios, museums, galleries, and schools throughout California and have recently begun working with Artists Network, one of the largest publishers of art instructional resources in the nation, to develop online figure drawing courses taught to an international student base.
I'm thrilled to bring you a lifetime of drawing and teaching experience to this unique program. I look forward to working with you. Cheers!