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Exploring Line Weight Using Blind Contour Line Drawing with @adriennehodgeart
Exploring Line Weight Using Blind Contour Line Drawing with @adriennehodgeart
Exploring Line Weight Using Blind Contour Line Drawing with @adriennehodgeart
Exploring Line Weight Using Blind Contour Line Drawing with @adriennehodgeart

Exploring Line Weight Using Blind Contour Line Drawing with @adriennehodgeart



At a Glance

Category: Fine Art

Available in English


Free Cancellation

Over 13+ years old

Class Description

Learn how to use line weight to optimize your mark making and improve your drawing skills. Line weight is the relative thinness or thickness of a line in a drawing. By varying the line weight in a drawing, you can add depth and character to a subject and create more interesting compositions.

This class will explore line weight using a series of blind contour line drawings of objects, hands, & faces with a variety of materials. Blind contour line drawings are continuous line drawings done without picking up the drawing material and primarily keeping eyes on the subject/not looking at the drawing paper. Due to the ""blind"" nature of this drawing exercise, an artist often puts a varying amount of pressure on the drawing material without thinking about it-resulting in a variation in line weight as a by-product. By using a lot of different materials to execute this drawing practice-graphite pencils, charcoal pencils, permanent markers, brush pens, and a paintbrush & ink, the results will be numerous and the likelihood of understanding and capturing interesting line weights in these drawings will be inevitable.

Class Supplies


Artist's Loft™ Fundamentals™ Sketching & Drawing Set


Faber-Castell® Dust Free Erasers
Sharpie® Fine Point Permanent Markers
Canson® XL® Drawing Pad

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What Else to Bring

Sketchbook & eraser Canson® XL® Drawing Pad - Item # D242122S Faber-Castell® Dust Free Erasers, 2ct. - Item # 10279043 Graphite Pencils & Charcoal Pencils: Winsor & Newton™ Studio Collection™ Sketching Pencil 10pc Tin Set - Item # 10556833 OR Sketching & Drawing Set by Artist's Loft™ Fundamentals™ - Item # 10125028 Charcoal Set by Artist's Loft™ Fundamentals™ - Item # 10183300 OR Staedtler® Mars® Lumograph® Drawing Pencils, Set Of 12 - Item # 10555320 OR Faber-Castell 9000 Pencil Set - Art Drawing Set, Set of 12 - Item # 181824850731974660 -Permanent markers Sharpie® Fine Point Permanent Markers - Item # 10352831 OR Dual Tip Permanent Markers, 12ct. by Artist's Loft™ - Item # 10200723 Illustration Pens & Brush Pens Faber-Castell® PITT® 8 Piece Black Artist Pen Set - Item # 10232312 OR Pigma® 8 Pen Set, Black - Item # 10386446 OR Black Illustration Pens by Artists Loft™ - Item # 10597039 Black Brush Tip Illustration Pen by Artist's Loft® - Item # 10597031 Watercolor Paper Strathmore® 400 Series Wired Watercolor Paper Pad - Item # 10556075 Liner Brush + Liquid Ink Princeton™ Aqua Elite™ Synthetic Liner Watercolor Brush - Item # 10553023 -size 1 Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink Set - Basic Colors, Set of 3, 30 ml - Item # 180797181022158877 OR Higgins India Ink - Item # 10015491 NOTE: any of the following supplies will work for this class: sketchbook, eraser, watercolor paper, a variety of graphite pencils, a variety of charcoal pencils, a variety of permanent markers, a variety of illustration pens, a brush pen, and a paintbrush and liquid ink. simple objects/items to draw as references a mirror or photos of faces for reference images water cup paper towel plastic palette or ceramic dish pipette/eye dropper Plastic Pipettes by Make Market® - Item # 10212997