I love to play around with the thickness (and thinness) of pen lines. I like to see how changing the pen line thickness within the same drawing adds a sense of depth or highlights the main subject or….
It’s totally fun! Try this: Choose a thick line pen (I like a size 08 fineliner) for your main subject OR for the objects that are in the foreground. Then choose a much smaller pen thickness (I use 01 fineliner, or 03) for all the stuff that surrounds your main subject, or for the items in the background.
THEN…switch it up! Reverse that order and choose a tiny fineliner (01) for the main subject and the thicker pen (08) for the rest of it, or the background stuff. Either way, you get this cool way of indicating depth and focus…ALL WITH LINE!!!! Whheeeeee!!!!!!
P.S. Oh wait…is this a mini-lesson? Nah. Just a tip to try. You might like it!
P.P.S. Oh, and this is more
work play from the drawing group that meets at Barnhill’s Bookstore. Too fun!
P.P.P.S. Tune in Friday for Drawing Your Life Mini Lesson #4!!! More stuff to fuel the fire for drawing. I hope.:)