There must be a gazillion books and blogs regarding drawing but this series of posts is going to try to pull together and boil down the key approaches towards improving your drawing.
- Surround yourself with really good examples of great drawing.
- When you look at your subject ask yourself "what is it the most?"
- Establish a vertical line (plumb line) mentally or even visually next to the subject.
- Find and fix in your mind the negative space or spaces that exist surrounding your subject.
- Understand what you are looking at...Think about the subject in the round or cross-section.
- Use your line or mark to express what you see..thick and thin line - straight and curved.
- Look for the opposite surface visible from the surface you are beginning to render with your line and consider that your new line will amplify the total form.
- Follow the form surface with the shadow lines or texture.
The Vilppu Drawing Manual...(Excellent start and Art Center Graduate)
Bridgeman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life
Loomis pen and ink
|Paul Kley - pen and ink|