How to Make Contour Portraits

Here are two great activities to work on your observation skills, line work, and have some fun (yes they’re supposed to end up weird looking – that’s the beauty!). 

In both videos, Anna (the artist) takes us through her process of drawing contour portraits, but you could use these contour styles with anything you are drawing from observation. It works well with still life (objects) as well as humans.

Check out Gary Hume’s artwork to see how this style could be applied in interesting ways.