|'Not Ronald' - Continuous line drawing|
Pitt Artist's Fine Line Pen - Jez
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This face is drawn with a single 'travelling' continuous line, keeping the pen on the paper from start to finish. I've done single line drawings before, but usually just the outline. This time I was determined to investigate the photographic image more thoroughly, drawing as much detail as I could, every shade, every fold of flesh.
I don't mind a bit that it doesn't look like Ronald. I wasn't trying to draw an accurate image of him. This drawing activity is about absolute concentration on the details of the face, keeping the pen moving as the eyes search around the image, and focussing on line, shadow, edges and folds.
It's about the feeling of the pen as it moves around the page. I don't know if I am saying this clearly enough. Anyway it is a very intense activity and quite tiring because of the concentration involved.
The result really pleases me, and I shall be using this technique again when 29 Faces is over at the end of September. Can't believe we are more than half-way through. Only 10 days to go, so I think I shall be able to keep to my personal 'do it differently' challenge.