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Figure Drawing: Line and Contour
Figure Drawing: Line and Contour
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Contour drawing is arguably the purest form of drawing - nothing but pure line. Most of us begin contour drawing instinctively, simply by picking a point on the edge of the figure and copying it onto our paper, hand following eye. This can yield a beautiful drawing - this line is called the 'arabesque' by Academy artists - but without proper training, it can be difficult to achieve good results.

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