Basic Drawing

BEFORE YOU DELVE INTO THE FAIRY PROJECTS, it’s a good idea to acquaint (or reacquaint) yourself with the basics of drawing. Practicing stroke styles and building convincing form will help you achieve depth and realism in your work.

Practicing Lines

When drawing lines, it is not necessary to always use a sharp point. In fact, sometimes a blunt point may create a more desirable effect. When using larger lead diameters, the effect of a blunt point is even more evident. Play around with your pencils to familiarize yourself with the different types of lines they can create. Make every kind of stroke you can think of, using both a sharp point and a blunt point. Practice the strokes below to help you loosen up.

Drawing with a Sharp ...

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