Treading the fine line

Using my Copic Multiliner pen, is certainly influencing my drawing style. With such a fine line I’m inclined to spend more time putting in detail, which in this drawing meant that I took far too long capturing the people and spent too much time working on the background. *Message to self – people first and background later.

Friday lunchtime, friends picnicing at Green Square, Kingston ACT, Copic marker, 5 December 2014.

Friday lunchtime, friends picnicing at Green Square, Kingston ACT, Copic marker, 5 December 2014.

There is another issue that I’ll also have to work on, the almost overwhelming urge to use cross-hatching! Arghhh! In this second drawing my smooth plastic water tank ended up looking like a piece of 1970’s macrame. The hatching also upsets the balance of the drawing.

Old Chairs near the water tank, Copic Multiliner, 12 December 2014

Old Chairs near the water tank, Copic Multiliner, 12 December 2014

While I still like the composition this piece didn’t turn out like I expected. I was going to say didn’t turn out like I ‘planned’, but I didn’t ‘plan’ anything about this drawing except for where I was going to sit and what I going to make the drawing with.

So there are several things I need to work on here. Given that I’m not likely to get around taking the chairs to the re-cycling centre in the next little while I think I’ll try the drawing the same composition again. I will also vary the media I use and see how how that changes the work. Live and learn.

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