I know, I know, 'What the heck is contour drawing?' and 'Why is it so important?'. You can start by watching the video and then continue reading for a more in-depth explanation.
Okay, so, a contour drawing is a drawing that is primarily the outline of the subject that you are drawing. It gets complicated though because you can (and should) include details that are not strictly part of the outline of the subject. As I'm sure you noticed in my example.
My recommendations for doing contour drawings are these:
TODAYS’S LESSON: Using a continuous line draw your subject in as detailed a way as you can while looking at the subject MORE than your paper and pen.
HOMEWORK: Do 10 contour drawings!
Good luck my loves, and remember to drop me a line if you want to share your work or want some feedback!