Line drawings

Hi-

are line drawings a thing of the past now?

S

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  • I hope not.  They are things of sheer beauty when done properly.

    Aiki has one as her avatar, as I recall.

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • In reply to Clare:

    A proper line drawing is done with JUST lines (so usually with a pen) and shading would be done with cross-hatching. My avatar's a pencil drawing and I've done pencilly-style shading using the side of the lead (sorry, not sure of the technical term), so it's not a proper line drawing - it's 'greyscale' rather than purely black-and-white.

    This Leopard is a line drawing, done with a pen. As you can see, I didn't have the patience for tidy cross-hatching so it looks scribbly... I don't know about anyone else but I find line drawings really difficult and exacting, though I agree that they are lovely when done well. I believe they were preferred for printed material because they were easier to print than 'greyscale' drawings but perhaps that's no longer the case, hence their becoming rarer.

    My blog: http://mazzaswildside.blogspot.co.uk/

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  • In reply to aiki:

    Both drawings are absolutely beautiful, Aiki.  Thanks for the explanation - my knowledge of drawing (and many other things!) could be written on the back of a postage stamp.

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • In reply to Clare:

    My goodness me aiki! they are beautiful. Such a talent.

  • In reply to Cheryl H:

    Hi-

    I guess I'm just a dinosaur

    :)

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  • In reply to seymouraves:

    Superb drawings Aiki and Seymour,   what fabulous talent you both have, thanks so much for sharing these drawings and if there are any more ?  lol   would love to see them.  

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    2 lovely drawings Aiki, have you any more as I would love to see them? Seymouraves your picture is also very good.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • In reply to Catlady:

    Haven't seen your Leopard drawing before, aiki. You've captured it beautifully, not that I've seen one in the wild.

    Nice drawing of the Bobolink, S. Not that I knew what it was except that you kindly put the title on the photo.

    You are both very talented.

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    Regards,Tony

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Wow, far better than my attempts A & S. How do you draw birds/animals without having a picture in front of you? I always have to take a picture and then sort of copy it.

    Gus

    Blog Flickr and I have a youtube channel but not updated much.

  • In reply to Gus R:

    Wow, far better than my attempts A & S. How do you draw birds/animals without having a picture in front of you? I always have to take a picture and then sort of copy it.

    1- nothing wrong with photo reference

    2- know your anatomy and feather topography

    3- 50 years of doing it

    S

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