Drawing exercises – part 2

Hi, it will be a short post about drawing exercises.

As I wrote in one of my previous posts I constantly draw simple things for a hand training. I draw circles, straight lines, curved lines, boxes, undefined shapes and whatever comes to my mind.

I decided to do something a bit different recently. I took an A4 sheet of printer paper and started drawing lines only. What I wanted to do was to create some kind of a structure. I took me about 7 hours to cover the whole sheet.  I did it in three days (it was not a one-time session).

Ok, here are the results:

drawing lines exercise
drawing lines - finished exercise

I used a mechanical pencil with a 0.5mm 2B lead for this exercise.
Hopefully, it will have some impact on my drawing skills 🙂

Until next time,

Drawing exercises – part 1

Hi, today I put some images of my exercises.
As you can see, I did some lines and shapes.

I did them as a warm-up and a hand training.

I sketch simple shapes at least twice a week and I believe it is helping with getting better with drawing. Every image consists of simple shapes, so I think it is very important to draw them properly.

Basically, I draw about 3-4 a4 sheets at a time and I do very random shapes, lines or figures. Some of them may imitate hair, grass, pupils or other things later on.
I use whatever paper and pencil for doing this type of exercising.

The thing is to practice. If I would like to try drawing some realistic hair for example, then I would use gradation with several different pencils, but for this kind of drawing simple shapes, I think it does not matter which tool I use.
I just grab whatever I have beside me and practice.

Ok, below you may see my efforts.

Till the next time, Piotr