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Homeschool Art Lesson 3 : Continuous line drawing

Rebecca Jacques, P R I N T M A K E R L Y

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5 Videos (19m)
    • What is continuous line drawing?

      1:59
    • Banana + Alphabet Soup

      5:58
    • Repetitive Drawing (a fun challenge!)

      0:56
    • Blind Contour Drawing

      2:31
    • Project : Draw your house

      7:23

About This Class

What is continuous line drawing?

The well-known artist Paul Klee described a line as ''a dot that went for a walk.'' Continuous line drawing is basically the fun of taking a dot for a walk across your paper. It is also an exercise in hand-eye coordination full of surprises. Instead of always looking at your paper and what you are drawing, you must practice looking more at the object of the drawing -- while never lifting your pencil off the paper.

The result? In time, you'll improve the accuracy of your drawings (and surprise yourself by what you may draw!) 

As in all games, there are a couple rules to respect in order to complete a continuous line drawing :

  • 1. Don't ''break'' your line (lift your pen or pencil off the paper) until you are finished your drawing
  • 2. No erasing! 
  • 3. When working on a BLIND contour drawing, no looking at your PAPER while drawing 

And as another young artist says, '' You never know what you're going to get!'' ! 

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Rebecca Jacques

P R I N T M A K E R L Y

Canadian printmaker and teacher Rebecca Jacques got her BFA in printmaking from the University of Delware in 2005 before moving back to Quebec, Canada where she now lives with her husband, three kids and Saint-Bernard, Gaven. After taking several years off printmaking to paint and begin her family, Rebecca discovered gelli plates and the possibilities of printmaking from home.

''When I discovered gelli plates I found that I could continue printing from home, it completely revived by p...

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