Drawing & Line Quality

Emily Armstrong, The Pencil Room

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4 Videos (20m)
    • Introduction

    • Contour Drawing Exercise

    • Exploring Quality of Line

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

The way you use a pencil line can give life and energy to your drawings! Learn how to use line to effectively create depth and a sense of style.

Be introduced to the technique of contour drawing, using continuous line to practise looking at your subject in a different way to produce an authentic and honest line.

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It was great to see a seasoned artist drawing contour lines. It is a painstaking exercise, but watching her made me see the real value in this exercise.
This class is great for learning the basic and necessary tools for improving your drawing skills. In this class, Emily Armstrong teaches you how to practice looking (through a contour drawing exercise) and modifying line quality as you sketch. She also discusses honesty in drawing, a part of the lesson I loved. A great course for providing the basics necessary your art practice.
Susan Broderick

Trying to Sketch More and Fret Less





Emily Armstrong

The Pencil Room

Im an artist, teacher, surfer, reader, eternal student, reluctant cat lover.

Art and teaching are in my blood - my father and my father's father both taught and enjoyed expressing themselves creatively. After finishing a Masters of Art & Design in 2010 I returned to the simple joy of putting pencil to paper and just drawing. Since then drawing has become my passion as both an expressive art form and an enjoyable and mindful practice.

In 2017 I started The Pencil Room, a...

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