Learning to draw quickly means learning to use a single mark with economy and using that mark to capture an impression of the subject.


Capturing a subject in motion—a moving person or animal, for instance—comes down to focusing not on the details of the subject, but the essence of a pose or gesture. In drawing quickly, you convey the personality of the subject, capturing as much with one line as quickly as possible.

This is not a style of drawing where you’ll want to get hung up on the details. Work down to the details from the initial impression or gesture.

Anand Radhakrishnan, rough draft for The Dewarists, pencil ...

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