The Blind Contour Exercise

This is a traditional exercise that will help you bring life to your contour lines. It isn't intended to create exhibitable works of art. It's used only to build skills, so it's best to forget about what the drawing will look like when it's done, and just maintain your attention for the duration of the pose. The exercise can be demanding at times, but each time you properly practice it, your line will get a little better.