Friday, December 7, 2007


This is Exercise 16 in Keys to Drawing with Imagination. The exercise is called Forced Distortion. The idea is to first do a contour drawing of a photograph using a thick marker, peeking only to keep your place. Contour drawings are typically distorted. After the contour drawing is completed, switch to a ball point pen for shading. I drew from a photograph of a cowboy in the December 2007 issue of National Geographic. I used a black Sharpie marker and a black ball point pen from a Hyatt Hotel. The drawing is in my 9" x 12" Strathmore 400 Series Sketch Pad.

1 comment:

michael said...

we did drawings similar to this at uni, except your pen wasnt allowed to leave the page at all - one continuous line, it was even more fun when you couldnt look at what you were drawing.. nice drawing you have here