I had some difficulties with the contourdrawing exercises I did last week so I decided to give them a try in the train.
The shapes here are more complex and a lot of them are clothes – this made it easier than manmade shapes where mistakes are instantly visible.
I noticed that my eyes stayed longer with the object and only flicked back to the drawing to check on it and find points of relation. And I began to see that the silhouette can give quite some information about shapes that are not drawn at all (e.g. glasses or ears define the tilting of the head – they even define the shape as a head).
Silhouettes have a distinct inside and outside – a fact that can be explored in a drawing. Some ideas have popped up in my head… (to be continued).