Fashion Illustration with a Stick. Yes, I Said a Stick.

Today’s warm up comprised of some quick 2 minute sketches and some detailed blind contour drawings.  If you’ve ever experienced blind contour (drawing without looking at your page and only at your subject) you’ll know that it looks like you’ve tried drawing whilst on the bus with your ‘wrong’ hand.  It takes a lot of concentration to feel each bump and curve with your eyes but you do sometimes come out with incredible line work.  Even if it looks like you’ve been on a jolting bus.

 

After the tight lines of blind contours, I wanted to loosen up a little.  For this, I returned to a method that I hadn’t used in a long time – drawing with sticks.  The sticks I used were about 25cm long, and I held it towards the far end, to force my hand away from the page.  I love the texture of line that you can create with sticks, and I’m pretty happy with how these figure illustrations came out.

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