Koalas Against Kriminals
Ryn Shell working on the sketch for Margaret Lake's story: Koalas Against Kriminals.
Learn to Draw, Strokes and Shapes.
Revision of a previous lesson
Place your drawing board in position (see previous drawing lessons) and you are ready to begin.
Do the warm-up, exercises on this page to get the feel of the pencil. Use firm, sweeping pencil movements for these lines and strokes.
First your lines may not look much like the examples shown here. But with a little practice, you will soon be able to draw them with reasonable success. Don't tighten up __ don't draw each line slowly and tedious __ don't use short, timid strokes. Make your pencil glide across the paper.
1/long, smooth, strokes. Draw each line with one sweep of the pencil. Try pencil position B or D.
2/Swing the pencil, in the circles. Use pencil position, B or E. for many circles, fill pages of practice paper. Soon yours will be smooth and round.
3/horizontal and vertical lines __ line them up with the edges of the drawing paper.
4/finally some slanting, lines.
5/and looping curves.
The straight construction lines help a lot when you are drawing a symmetrical object model whose two sides are alike. These straight lines help you draw the ovals properly.
Some questions to ask when drawing a symmetrical object:
- -Is the top larger than the bottom?
- -Are the sides straight and parallel, or are they slanted?
- -Do the top and bottom lines slant, or are they horizontal?
- -Do I see a true circle or an oval?
Be sure you really know the shape of the model before you draw a line on your paper. Look carefully to be sure of what you see, then draw it. These are the fundamental steps to making a good drawing.