9-11 years: Continuous Line Drawing

Make a continuous line drawing of a face. A continuous line drawing is like taking a line for a walk on the page. You must not lift the pen or pencil off the paper the entire time you are drawing. This will mean that you may have additional lines and over-drawn areas, but this is fine. It is all part of the charm of this type of drawing, as seen here.


  1. Have a drawing or photograph of a face beside you for reference.
  2. Decide where to start your drawing and place the tip of the pencil or pen on the paper firmly – do not lift it off the paper until you are finished!
  3. As your hand moves, simultaneously move your eyes over the image you are referring to, constantly checking where the pen or pencil needs to travel next.