Linear Contour Drawing - Pure Contour
By Helen South, About.com Guide
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Using Pure Contour in Drawing
Pure Contour Drawing
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Pure contour line drawing is the simplest form of linear expression. The line describes visible edges of an object. If the subject is carefully chosen and oriented, a pure contour drawing can have strength, clarity and simplicity. Surface details such as color, shadow and highlight are ignored in pure contour drawing. Draw only clearly defined edges, resisting the temptation to color in shadows.
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