More line styles = more textures
Scribble Lines loop, turn and twist and in a loose manner; I prefer to think of them as Free-Range Lines (like chickens running loose in a yard LOL). This style of linework is terrific for subject studies and they are loose enough to make corrections while working along on the drawing.
In the collection of images below are "little ditties" done on scraps of matboard and several pages from the sketchbook which travels along with me to outdoor music events. Musicians moving across the stage and interacting with one another are a "moving target" when sketching; you are forced to work loose and fast often with scribble line work.
Sketching with pen and ink can have a nice carefree feel to the image. When rendering quickly without a pencil drawing first you may get a few stray lines, but that simply adds to the spontaneity and joy of the moment.
FREE-RANGE LINE PRACTICE:
Take your pen and paper outside to enjoy the fresh air and capture a bit of your garden or a landscape few quick sketches (or use a reference photo in a magazine and stay in where is cooler). For a challenge try capturing a moving target - perhaps a pet?
Contrast using value
contrast using texture
You are building up a nice selection of mark-making choices. Using a combination of lines will make your drawing interesting to both create and view. Visit the Pinterest page and look closely to identify different line types being used in the same drawing to create texture and represent different surfaces.
Test out creating contrast by changing the type of stroke, the direction of your marks and the size of the pen that you are using. Below are files for a blank template that you can complete with a variety of combinations and the sample I made of the exercise for you to view.
have a terrific week! -
REMINDER: The Zoom this week is on WEDNESDAY, June 17th at 7pm