FAST SKETCHING PROJECTS TO
HONE YOUR SKILLS
The first is done with a peeled crayon, used broadside, although you could use stick charcoal, pastel, or any other medium in stick form.
You know how school kids love to be the one posing instead of drawing someone else? At home you can enlist someone to be your model, too. Mass in the figure from the center outward, working on the form but keeping an eye on the proportions, too.
|Work in a size that's comfortable for you.|
Our second art activity is contour drawing, looking at the outer edge in contrast to the massed-in figure above. A felt-tip or rollerball pen works good for this. You must concentrate on the figure's boundaries! Do more than one pose, and work quickly.
|These are not strictly continuous contour examples.|