4- Tip: Sketching

5 Aug

(Pictures to be added soon.)

Here are just a few tips on sketching you may or may not have encountered before!

->You’ve probably heard it a thousand times, but sketch lightly. It’s hard to erase sketch lines from an inked drawing that has the “sketch” embedded into the paper. ^^;

->When you have a specific pose in your head, try gesture sketching it quickly. That is, don’t spend a lot of time on each part of it and let the lines flow into one another. It’ll look like a mess at first, but that’s totally fine. All you’re trying to do is get the pose down, indicate the gestures going on. Then you can go back and refine it with proper proportions and details and such.

->Try sketching using another color besides black or gray. It can be fun to experiment with and sometimes can make it easier to ink because the sketch color and ink colors generally won’t be similar.


This post is a part of my August Art series. I’ll do a Q&A post at the end of the month, so if you have an art-related question or just want to ask me something, ask away! *(*´∀`*)☆

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