This tutorial demonstrates a technique that contrasts a loose flowing first layer with a second more detailed second layer that sits over the top. It is a way to add a little more depth and sometimes movement to your sketches.
Watch the video for a demonstration (I create three different sketches in the video) and then materials list and instructions sit below along with a few photos.
This exercise is an extract from Jan 2021 from my Inspire Creative Membership and is just one of several tutorials that was shared that month.
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Tools and Materials
- A piece of paper or sketchbook page
- Some drawing ink (I show you watercolour ink, acrylic ink and Indian ink in the video - any type will be fine). If you don’t have any drawing ink, then dilute down some paint with water and this will have the same effect.
- A fine liner pen (I used a UniPin 0.8 pen, a black fountain pen and a calligraphy dip pen as three examples in the video).
- Some water
- A paintbrush
- Select and object as your subject matter
- Take some drawing ink diluted with a little water and spend just a few moments sketching out the basic shape and a general impression of the object on your page.
- Leave to dry
- Take your fine liner pen and over the top of your first layer, draw a more detailed version of the object. Your lines don’t have to match up exactly. Have fun!
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