Remember, draw your lines in a clean way. Begin cleanly, and end cleanly.
Meaning, try to keep even pressure and speed from beginning to end.
They are the must-do habits for the daily drawing.
Chou-Tac Chung – Hand sketch, 2008
How to get evenly spaced lines
- TIP: Count in your head steadily, like a metronome. For each beat, you draw a line.
- Keep a steady speed in the drawing hand and wrist throughout the exercise.
- Try different counting speeds, but remember that it’s not a race!
Alan Levine – Syncopated art, 2010
Hatching in limited areas
- Draw a random shape.
Fill this shape with hatching. For the first two or three lines, use ghost drawing as necessary.
Your brain will “calibrate”, or memorize the shape.
- Cover the whole page with random shapes and nice hatching.
Draw lines that are:
- Parallel, ensuring that you have the paper angled comfortably.
- Equidistant, by using the metronome method.
- Lines that do not exceed the calibration of your brain-hand connection gained by the ghost-drawing.
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