This course is all about dynamic mark making techniques and skills. The tutorials in this class are built upon what we learned in Drawing Mechanics. If you haven't watched that class I highly recommend you do so before taking this course.

In Drawing Mechanics you learned how to create light lines to lay a foundation of basics shapes and forms for which the finished drawing is built on top of.

Remember the light lines are never intended to be seen by the viewer. It's simply a scaffolding for the finished, more expressive lines and marks.

A finished drawing is a series of hundreds, if not thousands of lines. When viewing up close it's like seeing abstract art. In other words it's not until you zoom out, or step away, that the marks coalesce into eyes, fabric, shadows and other details.

Line Definition

A line is the smallest unit of a drawing. It has two purposes.

  1. It needs to describe the form or shape of which you are drawing.
  2. It needs to express an emotion, or certain idea that you may have about the subject, or what you are feeling in the moment.

Types of lines

  1. Continuous lines - a single line in which the eye can follow
  2. Implied line - a series of lines and/or marks in which the eye can follow

The Power Of Lines

A viewer will empathize with lines as if we're a living thing. For example a viewer will determine the quality of the line, the speed in which it was drawn and the overall intensity.

Humans will pick up how you applied the line whether you realize it, or not. It's important that you understand this so that you gain control over the line quality.

Master Essential Drawing Mechanics II

Intermediate course for developing expressive drawing, and sketching, techniques.

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