Other methods encouraging hand-eye coordination and similar to gesture drawing are: continuous-line drawing, organizational-line drawing, and contour-line drawing. Continuous-line drawing involves keeping constant contact with the paper with the drawing tool, creating one single line to define outside as well as inside edges of the subject. Organizational line drawing is a structural or framework style of sketching where marks define horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines of the subject. Building up dark values and using an eraser as a drawing tool to place lighter values are also characteristic to organizational line drawing. Contour-line drawing reinforces the hand and eye as one and involves using a single, precise line. The teacher should encourage the student to imagine the point of the drawing tool actually touching the subject as it is drawn. Contour-line follows the edges of the subject and does not overlap. Blind contour-line drawings are amusing for students because they are not allowed to look at the paper. Although any subject can be chosen, having students blindly draw each others face is enjoyable and reinforces the hand-eye connection.
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