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    Contour Drawing Help

    Hoy all --

    This'll be my first post. Wasn't sure, exactly, where it should go but made an educated guess.

    We were asked to do some blind contour drawing in one of my classes and am having serious troubles with it. My professor and others have told me that it can be a rather important asset to an artist and I'm interested in improving. I was wondering if any of you have any suggestions or hints? It's rediculous how awful I am at it. lol.

    Thanks, for the help --
    NOG

    "Communism was just a red herring." Tim Curry
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    i find your signature offensive. i'm cantonese and we don't eat monkey brains.

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    I find your signature offensive. I'm a monkey. DON'T EAT MY BRAINS!




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    JRR: Your kidding, right?

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    *cackle*

    lol. I've changed my signature, now. I do hope this one fails to offend. I can't see how it would, though I suppose if you're a communist you may be able to squeeze some negativity out of it. Both quotes were from the same movie.

    So, about blind contour drawing...:mumble:

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    I find your signature offensive. I'm a red herring! And we aren't all communists!


    Sorry couldn't help me self

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    wow,you guys are assholes =p
    Sorry man, I would help..but I suck at life, not to mention art.

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    making you look

    teachers forcing you to look.

    so if you close your eyes you see the model
    some times i use a black chalk board in my imagination.
    i close my eyes and draw the model on the board.

    plus i find the edges of my board or paper.

    since i draw from the feet upwards i know where i am
    on the board.
    the teacher doesnt care if you make a mistake
    probably be in shock if you hit it.
    the whole idea is to stop you from drawing
    and start looking before you draw.

    just a exercise like vocal training for a singer.

    milton glazer says if i can see it i can draw it.

    meaning he sees the whole thing in his head first
    before he puts pen to paper.

    that why alot of us we do thumbnails and squiggles to
    pull the figure out of the page.

    were seeing

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