Cross Contour

Cross-contour lines are very much an attitude about and approach to drawing. They are the lines that reflect the movement of your eye in and around what you see.

While contour lines describe edges, cross-contours describe form and volume. These lines can follow planes of form, moving around and across objects as well as through them.

Think of a topographical map--the lines move across the terrain. Cross-contour lines do the same thing.

Van Gogh

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