Continuous line drawings are a great way to warm up, focus your eyes & develop your drawing skills.

The seemingly simple act of concentrating on keeping your pencil on the paper can help the brain to let go of what the drawing "should" look like and allow you to take a step back and enjoy the weird and wonderful images that appear. 

Use a single, unbroken line to trace the contours of your subject.

Your line should pick out the most informative areas of what you are observing.

Begin by choosing a simple subject and work up to a more detailed study.

These drawings should be quick & free flowing. We hope you have fun with them & if you do feel yourself becoming preoccupied with the outcomes -

remember they should be drawing exercises not competition entries. Training your eye, brain and hand to work together is as essential to successful drawing as stretches are to running a marathon.

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