Continuous Line Drawing Art Techniques | 6 November 2015 Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Stop thinking, “I can’t draw!” and start being fearless! Fearless Drawing shows you how to use your imagination and build upon your drawing skills with fun exercises, like this continuous line drawing exercise. You can draw whatever you’d like, but don’t take your pencil off the paper! It’s not as easy as you’d think! In this chapter we are going to explore continuous- line drawing—meaning creating a drawing without lifting your hand off the page. It sounds easy but it is a real challenge! The pencil must remain pressed to the paper until the drawing is complete, creating an entire drawing with a single line. This means you need to be very thoughtful about how you move around the page, as each time you double back to an area, a new line will appear. Creating drawings in this way is a deeply sensory experience, which focuses on capturing the outlines of objects. Enjoy the looping and the zigzagging to return to different areas of your drawing and create more detail. Remember that you can add definition by using pressure to emphasize some areas of the drawing and make others less visible. This technique can encourage a more personal and lyrical approach than creating a drawing with a series of individual staccato lines. Sometimes when I am anxious about a looming deadline, I notice that my drawings begin to look a little tight and forced; I can actually see the stress in the lines, which become hard and tight rather than loose and lyrical. When that happens, I try this exercise. By creating a few continuous-line drawings, I can engage in the process of drawing, relax, warm up, and then return to my commission with a better line. Okay, grab your pencil as this is all you’re going to need (put the eraser in a drawer, it is officially banned for this chapter!). Buy from an Online Retailer US: Fearless Drawing is a fun and beautiful exercise and adventure book exploring how to rediscover the joy of drawing. There is a terrific fear attached to drawing, a frozen panic, a cry of “I can’t draw!” Yet, embarking on these exciting drawing adventures will re-ignite the profound joy and artistic passion of drawing. Author Kerry Lemon uses a wide range of exercises and encouraging guidance to lead you to fall in love with the process of drawing all over again. You will play with marks, printing, frottage, and collage using nature, wire, a brush, and your imagination! As you work your way through the pages, enjoying the process will lead you to draw more regularly, and of course, lots of drawing leads to lots of improvement! Fearless Drawing helps you find happiness through the new way of viewing the world and observing your surroundings. Pick up your pencil – it’s time to explore! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.