Broadstroke technique using sandpaper and practice
When using cylinder technique, THINK: the form is real, round and tangible
Try seeing things in 3/4 view, not side or head on
Planes of the face are important!
FEEL THE MASS AND FEEL you pencil flowing around the figure
Cut your eraser at an angle so you have an angular, sharp edge to work with (alternatively, create a serrated edge on another eraser to get a different effect). You can then draw with conte’ pencil and then erase the tone to get a nice texture when you erase. Can also cross-hatch inversely using your eraser!
crosshatching- feel surface of form, curve lines around them
CHAMY+colour= tones on paper
sharp eraser point:cut diagonal like ramp
small crosshatching to create old masters/ruebens effect (line plus tone)
Practice looking at your subject and drawing it from memory. When sketching outside, you don’t have the luxury of models holding still while you draw.
Practice this skill wherever you happen to be – on the bus, watching television, or in the shopping mall.
In looking at the action, or gesture, it is important to try to grasp the total before you put a line down.
In situations where it is awkward to be drawing, draw in your head and go through the same steps and use the same imaginary lines you would if you were drawing on paper.
You draw with your mind, not your hand. Then when you can, redo the drawing on paper. With practice you will be amazed at what you can do.