Contour Drawing :: Dessin contour

Today my students and I went outside on this sunny fall day to draw trees for my Typography & Design course. Trees are this week’s theme and I will be giving them a different theme to draw every week of the semester. Can’t wait to see the results at the end of the semester.

The students’ drawings were outstanding, considering that they had never drawn a contour drawing (except for one student)… for those of you who do not know how to do this it is quite simple to comprehend. Once you put your pen on the paper, it cannot be lifted until the entire drawing is finished… takes a certain concentration to keep it there. Of course, there were a few slips, but everyone did amazing work! I am very proud of them. This type of drawing gives a very fluid and lively type of drawing… it is not detail oriented. Once I got home I decided to put in a bit of watercolour paints in this sketchbook, which is not really made for this, and gives very grungy results.

Aujourd’hui mes élèves et moi sommes sortis dehors pour dessiner des arbres… le thème de la semaine. Chaque semaine je vais donner un nouveau thème à mes élèves et ils devront dessiner ce thème sur le courant de la session pour le cours de Typography & Design. Je leur ai demandé de faire un dessin contour… pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas ceci veut simplement dire qu’une fois la plume sur le papier, elle ne peut plus être levée… le dessin au complet doit être finalisé avant que la plume se lève du papier. Ceci donne des résultats qui sont très fluides et vivants — voir grunge. 

Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook (large)
Pen: Pigma Micron Pen 01
Colours: Yellow Orchre and Rose Madder Genuine



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