Drawing Life Through Line and Form

By gaining a better understanding of how we can translate lines to forms, you'll be able to breath added life into your own drawings and sketches. Software required: Photoshop CS6.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 8, 2013
Duration
1h 26m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 8, 2013
Duration
1h 26m
Description

By gaining a better understanding of how we can translate lines to forms, you'll be able to breath added life into your own drawings and sketches. We'll begin this process by examining what defines a line, shape, and form. From there, we'll explore how we can use contour lines and cross contour lines to add more dimension to a flat object. Following this, we'll learn about line weights and how we can apply them to add volume. Along the way, we'll also explore how we can capture action and movement by drawing continual gesture lines. In addition, we'll focus on rendering a human skull where we'll learn how to add value with hatching and cross hatching lines. Finally, we'll finish with learning how to establish an implied line to differentiate form and space. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

About the author
About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm Kurt with Digital Tutors. Welcome to this course on drawing life through line and form. I'll be your instructor as we walk through a series of lessons focusing on how we can translate lines into forms. We'll begin this process by examining what defines a line shape and form. From there we'll explore how we can use contour lines and cross-contour lines to add more dimension to a flat object. Following this we'll learn about line weights and how we can apply them to add volume. Along the way we'll also explore how we can capture action and movement by drawing continual gesture lines. In addition, we'll focus on rendering a human skull, where we'll learn how to add value with hatching and cross-hatching lines. Finally, we'll finish with learning how to establish an implied line to differentiate form and space. By gaining a better understanding of how we can translate lines to forms, you'll be able to breathe added life into your own drawings and sketches. So, with that we'll begin in our next lesson.