Lines of Continuity

What if the same line that describes this cheek...

...also described this shoulder blade?

What if this breast didn't end here...

...but here?

What if this...

...connected to this?

We might refer to such imaginary connections between unrelated body parts as "lines of continuity."

These lines help us in our observational work, to maintain proportion and achieve unity. Where one thing leaves off, another may pick up along the same, or similar, path.

Lines of continuity will vary depending on viewing angle and personal interpretation.

They can be used on a micro level, to link parts which are nearby...

...or on a macro level, between figures.

What lines of continuity can you find in this image?

Don't draw parts in isolation.  Relate them to other parts.  Find lines of continuity!

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