Remember Randy Darwall's "dynamic proportion", his favorite key to creating beautiful scarves, the concept that almost made me go more than a little crazy? I still can't define it in words, and I am tentative discussing it, but sometimes I see it around me. I try to make/see movement when I think of ideas/things "dynamic".
Well, Ronette has been telling us to do dynamic contour drawings. Which Margaret thinks is an oxymoron. Thus far, we've been told to draw contours extremely slowly and carefully, and we've practiced blind contours for weeks. And because of our own movements while drawing contours, almost regardless of the models' poses, these drawings tend to be sedate, quiet or still.
I tend to go too fast with contours because when I slow down I loose my sense of proportion and flow, and my lines become jiggly, squiggly and angly, and I prefer to draw lovely flowing lines, especially when drawing the female body.
"Dynamic" relates more easily to gesture drawing. Which is precisely why Ronette is trying to get us to achieve it with contours, I suppose. But it still tastes like Green Tea with Milk, Miss.