Students practice contour line drawings by using sign language symbols for the letters in their name. Balance and unity are achieved by adding color to the background in a conscious manner.
I demonstrate how to draw hands simply by drawing a circle for the palm and cylinders for the digits. Once the shapes are placed according to the hand position, a contour line can be drawn over the initial sketch. It is very important for students to use their free hand as a model, creating a realistic and 3D interpretation of the hand by adding fingernails and wrinkles.