Unique drawing styles to try. You know that old saying that you only find out what you do and what you don’t like if you try? We will put it to the test this week. You can focus on particular types of cool drawing ideas in your daily practice, but it is always beneficial for your art and your mind to try something new from time to time. Stagnation is the death of creativity.
The cross frame is a great way to build three dimensions on a two-dimensional layer of writing. It’s a long-standing, and popular drawing exercise taught in every art school I’ve ever set foot in. But it is also a style in its own right, which can be enormously fascinating and create exciting works of art. However, it’s not as apparent as it looks. To learn it and reap the profits, I find it easier to determine the subject’s shapes, an apple (the most popular way to learn the system), a tree limb, or a pet.
Once this is done, imagine the surface of your subject covered with threads as if it were a frame. Please think of the lines of longitude and latitude on a globe to visualize what I mean or your practice with paper mache at school. The goal is to create a 3D view using a mixture of rounded lines to create the image of depth, very than doing one of our usual shading tricks. Remember that the space between the outlines will not be the same everywhere. It depends on the perspective.
Punctuation is the art of creating lines and shades using many tiny dots (of the same or different colors). It’s been about for centuries of ages, but it’s not as popular today as it once was. It’s straightforward: the more points in a given area and the closer they are to each other, the darker the shading will be because the human eye accepts the illusion as fact. However, it takes some time to finish the darker areas. Rather than accidentally creating an utterly uniform shape, it would help if you were careful not to overdo it as you want the spots to be still visible on close inspection.
One line drawing
It is one of my particular loves because it’s nearly impossible to produce something that doesn’t look fantastic with this technique. The overall system is to draw your name, a portrait, an object, or a landscape, with a solid line. That is, from the moment your pencil touches the paper, you shouldn’t get up until you’ve completed the work. It is a common and valuable drawing practice because it forces you to work at high speed, especially if you try it with a pen, as it will bleed if you stop for too long.
It also helps you determine the features and baselines that make up your theme. Since there are no shadows and a limited possibility of detail, you will learn to understand quite quickly what makes your object recognizable.
The goal is to draw something quickly, often much faster than you are used to, to recognize and grasp the essential characteristics of something, from a few seconds to a couple of minutes, depending on the subject. Suppose you practice it regularly, ideally daily. In that case, you will soon find that it allows you to capture more fleeting images in your sketchbook, such as passersby on the street or animals that may be where one minute and leave the meeting.
Really, the faster you can draw, the more you can capture and immortalize the world. It will teach you speed and accuracy, although it may take some getting used to and improve. Some of us find fast drawing more difficult than others. Over time, as you improve and your lines become safer, you may find that the sketches you produce in this way turn out to be prized works of art, rather than just a practice to be disposed of the next day.
I love a good doodle drawing! This technique produces tremendously fascinating and vibrant pieces that appear to move on paper. In no way is the choice of subject limited to people that move in very life. However, a simple painting in this style can be captivating. The general technique looks simple, but it takes a lot of practice to make it look simple rather than chaotic and messy. What you do with this technique is draw with pencil-like movements as if you were writing, but without creating real characters.
You can use small steps for more specific fields and more significant for the “big picture,” the general gesture. Your lines can be dark and rough or light and thin. It’s usually a relatively quick style and can be very weird at first if you’re not used to it. I find it helpful to warm up very well in advance so that the movements of the pencil can flow more freely. Artists Network has a small tutorial on the art of scribbling.
Being able to recognize the most essential and distinctive features of a subject has existed since the dawn of art, literally. Indeed, it was a crucial skill, as conveying meaning through a design was limited by the craft and the materials available. Indeed, the cave drawings were precisely that, a minimalist interpretation of these people’s daily lives, giving themselves, as well as pets and things, with short words and colors.
Today, of course, we have the time we need, the best supplies, and many possibilities to acquire the necessary skills. Both in design and life, we can have things as varied and complex as we want. Yet minimalism, not only in design, is making a recovery. Why? Because sometimes it needs and ability to understand what to skip than to add everything.
A cartoon drawing is another technique that looks super simple, but it isn’t. Well, we are always up for a challenge! In essence, the goal of this art form is to represent its subject, usually a person, in a simple way but exaggerating the distinctive traits. For some, it may be a large nose, which will become huge in their design, or slightly protruding ears that will protrude more extreme in their work. It can be a minor, hard-to-select feature, especially with very smooth and symmetrical faces, but it can always be used and overdone.
Practicing comics will help you better understand the “essence” of your subject, see what distinguishes it and what makes it recognizable. So use this knowledge to overdo it. It can besides a portion of the game! If you are having trouble with the concept, it is often helpful to start with a more faithful drawing of the subject on excellent lines, then improve, reduce and move the features, little by little.