Wow. I’ve just seen your blog, you rock!
About your advice… I was pretty sure about that. In the general shaping phase I tend to draw a lot of short strokes, but when I’m finalizing the sketch how can I do without long and continuos lines? I haven’t clear in mind all the draw workflow maybe.
For example, for drawing your “girl in gold shoes” what steps have you followed?
@Graphix I don’t think ruler could be the better solution for me…
Some people try not to use cheap tricks, and rather train themselves until they become decent at it.
you should give it a try…
Well, assuming I’m understanding you correctly I’ll explain, almost all professional artists use some form of a straight-edge when drawing straight lines, including quite famous people such as andrew loomis, mike mignola, jeff smith, etc. So, evidently all those people who use that “cheap trick” aren’t “decent at it”.
Regardless, cgproject, please excuse me from my rant. I still support using a straight-edge, however if you draw in a computer, you should be able to find a straight line tool which should work pretty well. As for short straight lines, use your whole arm and do quick complete strokes, don’t use just your wrist.
Ok Graphix, I’ll try to move the whole arm. Tnx.
Even for the name of the artists… Searching for info about Loomis I’ve found a series of youtube videos teaching drawing technique. I’ve found lectures of Robert Berverly Hale. They seem a lot interesting…
erm, although i never use a ruler as i never draw long, continuous straight lines, i most certainly wouldn’t consider it a ‘cheap trick’. it is simply a means to an end. and, indeed, if straight, bold lines are what you’re after, i would recommend a ruler