I’ve returned to Expressive Drawing by Steven Aimone (see Expressive Drawing - The Drawing Process). Chapter 3 is about Line and Mark. There are some initial “Play” exercises involving the creation of samplers using different tools on different surfaces.
“Build” exercise 1 is Conversations Between Line Weight. The steps are:
- Draw a simple line drawing using a ballpoint pen
- Create 6 photocopies and stick them to the wall
- Use a charcoal pencil and different line weights to create 6 variations of the original drawing (in my case scribble)
These are the results:
I enjoyed the exercise and am becoming a big fan of standing up to work. I’ve started tracing the drawings in ink (particularly the long flowing curves) as a technique for improving the quality of my lines. The results aren’t great, but they are improving.