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Cross contour drawing exercises are great for helping strengthen your observational muscles. And when you start shading your mark-making will be that much more believable as a result. Watch the video below for some cross-contour exercises that you can have a go at today.

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6. Use Form Drawings: Form drawings are exercises that help students gain better physical control of their hand movements to gain fine motor skills. These are similar to Zentangles and include things like running patterns (waves, etc). Drawing exercises like these get students into a meditative state and help with focus. In the Waldorf classroom, form drawings are a pre-curser to cursive writing.

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paper curl. Fun shading activity, different than the geometric shape drawings If these were ribbons, they would be symbolic of awareness.

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