Here is a drawing technique that I particularly like. This is the kind of exercise that I think all people who draw should practice at least 5 minutes a day. In a previous article, I told you about the different ways to approach design freely; the technique I use to draw pen in this tutorial illustrates this philosophy well. To be tested urgently, if you have not already done so!
1 / A little like a sculptor, you proceed by drawing, not contours, but directly the modeling of the face. This encourages you to observe the volumes and clear the masses of the face by gradually returning to the areas to contrast. You work the material.
2 / Practice letting go by letting your pen walk on the sheet, almost continuously: it is a very good way to free you. You are less focused on the accuracy of a misplaced trait. This changes your vision, forcing you to observe your portrait as a whole, as it appears.
3 / The simple fact of using a pen to draw without sketching is already a risk taking and a first step towards more freedom. Impossible to erase, to return to a misplaced line; this time, you work without a net. In addition, the graphic effect of the scribbled pen brings a dynamic and original rendering, right?
4 / Do not be afraid to miss, this is the main benefit of this exercise. You finally get out of the stress of the beginner, to practice freeing you from questions that interfere with your creative moment. “Did I succeed or miss my drawing? “, A frankly useless question when you are creating. Concentrate on the essentials and indulge yourself, without worrying about the result. You will have plenty of time to ask the question once the drawing is complete.