Pen and ink outline drawing using contour strokes to create shadow and depth
© Craig Nelson
In this lesson we will begin to draw in earnest with pencils and pens on regular cheap printer or bond white paper. I suggest regular paper since it is the cheapest and fastest to toss out without the pain of expense. Save the good paper for finished work. This is mostly about trying out techniques and practice and tossing out a lot of bad drawings.
Prerequisites: Complete reading the chapeter in your textbook: Rapid Viz. This chapter is all about perspective drawing. If you have the optional Craig NELSON text, The Drawing Bibile, if you read the first 67 pages, they are very helpful to get started in simple drawing techniques.
Before beginning this lesson, you should know or be able to do the following.
Example of using pencil strokes to indicate form though pencil techniques
© Craig Nelson
In this lesson, you will do the following:
Graphic design figure sketches using simple outlines with
limited directional strokes for details
These are the assignments for this lesson:
Focus questions: You do NOT need to answer these questions onlineor in writing! Just do some personal thinking about the questions and allow your mind to continue to think about the questions as you practice sketching.
As you work through this lesson, you should keep the following key questions in mind to focus your studies:
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