Structural Line Study | Art-202

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  1. Hold the pencil far from its tip, sometimes using the little or ring finger against drawing paper/board to support the hand.
  2. Start the drawing with light, long straight lines; go for simple and big shape only.
  3. Carefully find center line of the head and torso as well as the lines connecting
    the symmetrical body parts, such as shoulders and hips.
  4. After using light lines to indicate the simple shapes with general proportions,
    start all over again to develop more accurate forms.
  5. Do not miss overlapped form edges which help develop a three-dimensional quality to the figure.
  6. Drawing through body parts with ovals suggests ellipses, which are part of the underlying structure. Adding center lines in the torso suggests the center axis and planar changes.
  7. Begin going over the drawing for a third time. This time, the lines you place
    should “cut out” smaller, more complex shapes and planes.
  8. Still keep your lines generally straight to suggest structure more effectively.
  9. Define details; connect lines in a smooth way.
  10. Some of the straight lines turn curvy form.
  11. Adjust structural forms before going to the next step-rendering light and shadow.
  12. Some major shadow patterns should be drawn as the beginning of the rendering.
  13. Notice how the shadow edges (core shadow) were established with soft edges.
    (Drawing core shadows helps suggest the 3D roundness of forms)

Example: Figure Drawing Using Line

Drawing Using line-1

Drawing Using line-2

Drawing Using Line-3


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