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.
I show you a hatching drawing technique that is simple to apply.
If you need it, you can train at drawing straight lines freehand first.
Make sure you draw also with the proper drawing posture.
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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Muy bueno!. Great! . Want more guides!
Thanks for adding the tidbit about Ghost drawing as a way for the brain to “Calibrate” the movement before making the mark on paper. That alone has helped me a great deal!!!
You welcome Majik.