stick in my head, songs keep playing, worrisome thoughts roll by, and I realize that I worry over the amorphous future.
Step by step. I’ll figure the fucking mural out sooner than later.
I’m leaning towards a monochromatic palette.
And if I like it there, I’m going to try to stay there.
Chasing people, flopping over, and losing interest.
He’s perfect for retail.
agesx asked: The clearness of your linework always amazes me. I'm trying to improve my skills and I would hope you might give me a tip on improving linework. One day I'll do the long trip from Greece. Definitely. Thanks alot ^_^
I have a couple words of advice in fact. For starters: BE DELIBERATE. Don’t make sketchy hash lines. It’s sloppy and looks like shit unless you’re trying to make a texture. That’s a mistake. Give it a couple practice traces in the air above the paper before you make an actual line… feel it out. Take it one line at a time.
If you feel like you can’t make the whole line in one pass (our wrists only have about 75 degrees of a fine range from a neutral position… maybe 130 from an extended position.) then find a good place to pull up from the line and break it into smaller pieces… BUT NO MORE THAN ABSOLUTELY NEEDED. Treat your pen like a bird swooping down across a lake and then back up again. When you make a line, commit yourself to it. Pay attention.
Using a fat line weight makes it easier to pull clean lines, but don’t use it as a crutch. A lot of times it’s the thin detail lines that really add depth to your piece. The fat lines are just the backbone.
You can always go back into a fat line with a thinner line and clean it up, I do this on ends constantly.
Pay attention to directional lines in what you’re drawing. Everything has a flow, flow with it. For example: lines run in all directions on a human face, but only certain ways per area. Really look, and see which way they’re supposed to go.
I could go on for hours about this because I’m very dedicated to line work, but that’s enough for a tumblr broadcast. Practice makes better, and you’ll never amount to anything without real effort. Never stop drawing.