The first thing we did in drawing class was contour art. The first one was without looking at the paper, and the other two were looking at the paper and the subject. Contour lines are continuous lines, so for these drawings we were not allowed to lift the pen. I have never really done observational drawing from life, and I certainly have never attempted a contour drawing before this class. I think contour lines allowed me accept my mistakes and incorporate them into the piece.