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Posts Tagged ‘Ink and linear drawing’
Tip Sheets for studying Drapery
Tip Sheets for studying Drapery

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 set of visual tutorials starting here, […]

Six Rendering Modes
Six Rendering Modes

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.

Mid-ground rules & the walls bend and breathe
Mid-ground rules & the walls bend and breathe

The bars never move. They establish a fixed mid ground. Your brain does the rest, accentuating awareness of the foreground, and background. And along with texture, lighting, and Bifocal Perceptual Curvilinear Perspective this is how to create dynamic, deep space in your art.

Doodling & Automatic Drawing
Doodling & Automatic Drawing

A fun way to practice is 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’t TRY to do anything […]

Pattern Texture and Technique exercises
Pattern Texture and Technique exercises

Pattern & Rendering exercises. Go here for General Line Control – Form Exercises! – 3D Forms/Lighting – A Glossary of Lines! – Perspective Exercises – Brush Exercises – Waves! Now the first ABCs of drawing exercises is… Hatching. Hatches are line made to shade, render texture and form, generally trying to achieve tonal range with line. fill in a row […]

About line for tone & value.
About line for tone & value.

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 do things like depict texture, and […]

An intro to the Pocket Brush, and Line Weight
An intro to the Pocket Brush, and Line Weight

To get a head start on this weeks class here’s a 10 min intro to this great little tool and some basic tips on using a brush to draw for those of you new to it. After this you might want to look at the pages on Pattern & Rendering exercises, or Applications of inking […]

Applications of inking and wash techniques
Applications of inking and wash techniques

To build on the introduction to brush and texture exercises i’ve put up already, I thought i’d record myself doing some work in ink and wash for you all to observe while explaining why I use what techniques I do when I do. There’s a 5 min time lapsed version of the same footage for […]

Freehanding faux 5 point perspective city streets.
Freehanding faux 5 point perspective city streets.

Here’s how these ‘pencils‘ came out [I did them in pen but these are equivalent in my comics creation process]. I posted the panel along with some others in the same sequence with a lot of the same kind of faux 5 point perspective done on them. Click ’em to see big! :: Take note: I used Foreground, Mid-ground and Background objects […]

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