Join Von Glitschka for an in-depth discussion in this video Contour drawing, part of Illustrator for Non-Illustrators.
- [Instructor] In this movie, we'll use contour drawing…to sketch out our subject matter.…This style of drawing is more focus than gesture,…but still not completely beholden to realistic proportions.…You're trained to hint at reality without worrying about…realism in your final aesthetic.…Let me show you what I mean.…So you can take any reference,…in this case, we're taking this flexed bicep,…and if we approach this from a gesture point of view,…and we use this brush here,…it would look something like this.…
You would have this shape coming down here,…and it might go up to this.…And then you have that to represent that.…And then it could be as simple as that…for the top, and down at the bottom.…So that'd be a gesture drawing.…You're capturing the mood in movement.…But, for a contour drawing, if we draw the same way,…there's a little more exactitude to shape and form.…It's not that it's distinctly realistic.…It can still be somewhat suggestive.…And you might draw it like this,…like that, and then on the top part,…
- Creating drawing brushes
- Drawing with the Pencil tool and the Paint Brush tool
- Analyzing form
- Perspective basics
- Proportion and distortion
- Drawing methods
- Contour drawing
- Still life drawing
- Drawing doodles
- Inking and coloring a drawing
Skill Level Beginner
Illustrator: Using Wacom Tabletswith Kevin Stohlmeyer48m 28s Beginner
1. AI Drawing Tools
2. Drawing Fundamentals
3. Drawing Methods
4. Drawing Details
5. Digital Drawers
6. Drawing Challenge
Never stop drawing1m 24s
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