Several of these tip sheets came from Lesson Nine: Cloths and Folds, “Famous Artists Cartoon Course“. And one of the examples here, is “Some Notes on Drapery” by FUNKYMONKEY1945 on deviantart. And a few of these are from creativespotlite.com’s Free Drawing and Sketching Lesson post here. Also looking around I found a nice setContinue Reading

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If the marks we make are just random, we would not have art. Just a mess. Modeled drawings can be Gestures, made of Continuous Lines. It creates a very distinctive stylistic difference, if your drawings do or don’t use Contours. But Identifying each and learning them separately lets us be conscious of their individual traits; intentional about how we combine them; or if we choose to do so at all.

A fun way to practiceis to just doodle! I prescribe it wholeheartedly and it isn’t just goofing off. I’ve kept many sketchbooks over the years and often half or more of the pages are filled with random bits of mind wonderings. It’s a great meditative practice to blank your brain, don’tContinue Reading

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Pattern & Rendering exercises. Ok, let’s start with the basics! The following are exercises–starting with very simple hatching and patterns in pencil, then brush and pen. And with increasing complexity and diversity–may seem simplistic but they are important to improving coordination and hand-eye control. The more you do them the fasterContinue Reading

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About line for tone & value, cross hatching, contours, and to follow surface or not. In the this post, I introduce basic feathering, hatching, cross hatching & basket weaves as part of your regular practice regime. We’re going to explore hear how you can use them. The idea using them to doContinue Reading