Simple Drawing Tricks & Techniques

Simple Drawing Tricks & Techniques

Oh, hello! Didn’t see you there. In this video, we’ll focus on markers, pens and pencils. So these are some of the materials that I draw with; nothing fancy. I’m not a professional illustrator. These are my beloved gel pens. I really enjoy the colors that this pen comes in. I’ll use it for very simple contours. I don’t really use this pen; I just like it. This is from the same brand- great for very fine lines. As you can probably tell, I’ve kind of worn this pen down a bit. But I also have the brush and the marker, which are great as well. Speaking of “brush and marker”, this brand is also good for bold, thick lines. And these are my markers! These markers are too expensive. In terms of paper size, I usually draw on relatively small pieces of paper, as I typically want to get a drawing done quickly. So, let’s get started. Hm…what should we draw? Oh, let’s draw Jean Shrimpton! I want to get a thick, continuous outline, Um, it’s kind of dry. Let’s use a different marker. Ah, much better. Look at the destination of where you want your pen to go. That will help you get a confident line. I’m using a very simple pencil So, if you can see here, I’m just slowly building up. I’m going from lightest to darkest in my strokes And I’m applying pressure as necessary. And I don’t have any harsh outlines. Instead, I’m building everything up. But for the eyelashes, They’re kind of harsh. So it’s a stylistic thing; it just depends on what you like. What stippling is, for those of you who don’t know, It is a series of dots, essentially. *dot noises?* I hate stippling. Working with a smaller pen will help you get those details that you may want. This technique is so simple. If you are going for a piece that’s more natural, You can build it up with hatching. Having your lines go in the same direction will help with more cohesive shading. So let’s add some cross-hatching. This is pretty much the same method of hatching But the process is repeated in the opposite direction In a second layer on top of the first layer.. This can add more contrast and depth to your drawings, Especially because the lines aren’t as organized and clean. Okay, we’re going to color this in really quickly. Depending on which hand you use the most, Maybe starting your drawing on the opposite side can help you not rub the material so much. If you’re ambidextrous, that’s awesome. Sketching and checking is pretty important; sometimes you can kind of get carried away in your drawing. I think this is really beneficial to do in different stages of your drawing So that you’re not just totally surprised by the end. Uh, yeah…this looks a little different than what I thought I was drawing… Viewing it in a camera or taking a picture of it Can help you gain a different perspective as well. Well, that’s it for now. Thanks so much for watching. I hope to see you soon!

3 thoughts on “Simple Drawing Tricks & Techniques

  1. OMGGGGOOOOD!!!! I can't believe you've just uploaded this video, I'm so happy! Thank u!! It's cool to show us that we don't need expensive tools to be a great illustrator💕

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