Day 2 of drawing 2 tutorials from ctrl+paint.

Fluid Linework

Video

  • draw the big shape on a layer using big, gestural lines
  • create a new layer and draw smaller details/shapes
    • it is ok and expected to intersect the lines with those from the layer bellow
  • delete hidden lines on the lower layer
  • merge the layers

draw on different layers (using different colors only to make it easier to see what's on each layer)
draw on different layers (using different colors only to make it easier to see what's on each layer)
erase on the lower layer, using the upper layer lines to mask the erasers imperfections
erase on the lower layer, using the upper layer lines to mask the erasers imperfections
merge the layers
merge the layers

Using the vector eraser in Clip Studio Paint

The vector eraser offers a similar result, but can be used only in Clip Studio:

  • make a vector layer
  • draw the bigger shape
  • draw the smaller shapes
  • use the vector eraser to delete extra stuff

Canvas Rotation

Video

Original exercise sheet

  • rotate the canvas so that you use your hand naturally to draw straight lines
  • all iPad apps allow gestures to rotate, pan and zoom the canvas
  • on PC/macOS use keyboard shortcuts to rotate, pan and zoom
  • use an eraser for cleaning line endings

canvas rotation drill done in Clip Studio Paint
canvas rotation drill done in Clip Studio Paint

Line Weight

Video

  • conveying light and shadow
    • thinner when in light
    • thicker when in shadow
  • conveying distance from the viewer
    • thicker when close to the viewer
    • thin when far away

line weight exercise in Procreate, on iPad
line weight exercise in Procreate, on iPad