We have so many fun and amazing things planned for the Living Studio but one thing we wanted to start ASAP was a weekly Friday prompt.

Each Friday you will get an art quote and a printable prompt that hopefully will get you motivated to get your supplies out over the weekend and throughout the week.

We will share supply links, inspiring artist stories and art that goes along with the prompt.

I am only able to teach at 1-2 Living Studio retreats a year and not everyone is able to join me for an in person workshop.

I am hoping this is a fun way for us to connect each week.

My hope is that you will connect with us through our free Living Studio video series online, join the Living Studio Facebook page and share your art and start connecting with other members in your area to get out of your studio and creating art in the studio of your town, parks, cafes and museums.

Welcome to The Living Studio Friday Prompt!

Click HERE to download your free PDF

Click HERE to download your free PDF

I believe that contour and blind contour drawings are one of the best practice tools.  This simple, inexpensive and do anywhere practice will impact your art in leaps and bounds.

There is art magic that happens as you give yourself time to practice!

What is contour and blind contour drawing?

Contour drawing, is an artistic technique used in the field of art in which the artist sketches the contour of a subject by drawing lines that result in a drawing that is essentially an outline; the French word contour meaning, “outline.”

Blind contour drawing is a drawing exercise, where an artist draws the contour of a subject without looking at the paper.

I have created a Pinterest board for you with examples of both contour and blind contour drawings.

If you do not want to do a self portrait or don’t have a live model I would love to suggest THIS website that allows you to set the time for sketches.

The site has nude and clothed models and it an excellent tool to practice the human form.

I found an easy to follow contour drawing demo on You Tube by Anna Stump.

This is a slow demo that will give you the confidence to jump in with contour and blind contour drawing.