Let’s take what we’ve learned so far and try a little more difficult project. Draw a 7 inch by 7 inch square. Within that square draw the roses in the reference photo I’ve provided. Focus on negative space and line work while drawing, trying not to focus too much on the subject at hand. We… Continue reading CHALLENGE
I think one of the ultimate tools in drawing is being able to see negative space. Negative space is the area that surrounds the object you are drawing. A lot of times the edge of your object and the negative space form shapes that are much easier to draw than the actual object you are… Continue reading Negative Space
An exercise before we start shading.
Before we start doing some shading next week, here is an exercise to get you prepared. It will help you with understanding your pencils more. If you have toned paper (and a white pencil) it works best there. If you don’t have toned paper, just leave the first square blank for pure white and use… Continue reading An exercise before we start shading.
Exercise 2 reference photo
Draw this rose in under 10 minutes using varying lines. Follow the video below for the exercise (see video on facebook group page for now). Remember to use different weights and widths in your lines to express different ideas like shadow, light, importance etc. Don’t worry about proportion yet, just try to tell as much… Continue reading Exercise 2 reference photo
Week 1 – Line quality, intro to supplies.
Welcome to Tim Gagnon’s Sketchbook Challenge. The goal of the “challenge” is to get you drawing in your sketchbook more frequently. Drawing is the foundation of art. It is one of the first forms of communication, and one of the first ways we, as humans, recorded history. The more you draw the better you’ll get… Continue reading Week 1 – Line quality, intro to supplies.