Simple continuous line drawing conveys shape with visual pleasure contained in simplicity. In this type of drawing, one looks at the subject and the paper to move the medium over the paper for creating a silhouette or a shape of the subject.
In otherwords, in such a drawing, the eye moves along the contour of the subject as his or her pencil moves along the paper. The practice of this kind of drawing develops the visual skill of identifying and underlying the structure of the subject and relating forms or shapes.
In many interior villages, as a part of folk art and culture, the walls and floor drawings of various types of diyas or clay lamps is still done as a continuous line drawing.
Try copying the continuous line drawings of diyas shown in the inset picture. Start drawing by beginning from the dot and moving the medium, say a sketch pen, on paper without lifting it till the line ends at the cross.
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