When one’s mood is a bit off centre, contouring may help. It doesn’t help the mood, but it helps the drawing.
Stalking the cats with a pilot pen, just doing lines, not trying to achieve likeness, keeping the pen on the paper and the eyes on the subject. It helps a lot to loosen up.
Pilot pen, waterbrush in sketchbook.
…contouring the unwilling…
20 thoughts on “Contour lines”
Your kitty drawings have lots of personality. And I loved the cooked fish (a nice compliment to Jeanette’s raw ones!!)
With the chilly weather we are having here I would like to have one at my feet! Great!
Well, your contours have put MY mood in great shape, Ronell. I love that face in the middle of the first sketch.
These are wonderful! I love them all!ÅÅÅÅÅÅFDC
OOPS, That was MY cat typing!
These are delightful, full of the essence of kitty. The poses are just right.
I LOVE these drawings. Why don’t I ever remember to play with contour/blind contour drawings? Probably because mine don’t look anything like this!
Yes they do look a bit perturbed but you captured them anyway – Fun Post and your blind contour drawing whilst stalking is amazing!!
Oh – I do like these. I do something similar with my cats insofar as they tend to be the only subjects I use indoors for blind contour drawings
I love the use of the waterbrush with this.
Ooooh, I love your kitties, Ronell…AND your new banner, wow…
These are delightful!
Some of those expressions are priceless, Ronell! They certainly don’t look willing – high dudgeon more like it but pure essence of cats.
I agree–what a good exercise. These are wonderful! I need to do more of these.
fabulous idea Ronnell. i like your use of the waterbrush too.
Catness captured in such a lively way.
Wonderful! You do so much with so little…
Thanks for visiting and the kind comments!
These are wonderful! It’s hard to feel grumpy when looking at contour cats!
Much more than contour. Your kits have lots of personality.
Goodness, I’ve been away too long. These have so much character – I love them! And I totally agree that contour drawing is a very good way of getting back into a calm state of mind and just learning to look and focus again. I often do some when my drawing has gone craggy and I’m feeling cranky.
Ah, Ronell, i agree the contour drawings may not improve the mood, but boy is their looseness so pleasing to the eye! I like this kitty series — you’re inspiring me to dive in and draw my Marvin.