Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Recent life drawing




   I've been trying a little technique in order to simplify my pen work, which I picked up from a tip on Wilhelm M. Busch's process. That is, using a light blue pen to rough out the drawing first. Of course, you could just use a light box, but this technique is useful on the run. It's easy to eliminate the coloured under-sketch after the drawing is scanned, but I've left it in here so you can see. 

Busch was an excellent draftsperson whom I only recently discovered thanks to some other bloggers. Observe the looseness of his lines, and yet the underlying design of composition, structure and gesture are all really solid.

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