So, with a variety of styles being explored, I thought I'd present some of the line work for a project I am currently working on. Drawing and commercial illustration allow me to explore a variety of styles and genres.
For the illustration work:
Reference: I find a relevant image and work from that. For buildings, I tend to use the perspective of the image, or play with the perspective (lower image) to get a more interestin perspective. The left image is taken from photo, the right is an altered image of perspective I've played about with. I wanted a more fish eye lens view, i.e. 3-4 point perspective.
Paper: I use a watercolour smooth linen paper which allows me to continue with either colour pencil or watercolour.
3. Textures: on a second piece of paper, experiment with your water resistant 1. - 5. black pen. Try jagged lines, straight lines, thick and thin lines... vary your lines, but make sure where they need to be straight (e.g. slatting) they are straight... slightly off lines bring the eye away from the focal point and to the error because it's so stark - black against white.
4. What next - Washes: I've used good paper, and good pens, so the wash should be work well - I use either watercolours or indian ink...
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Tanya is a traditional and digital artist, living in Brisbane and inspired by all that is 'Art'.