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Using Few Lines to Delineate a Nude Figure

December 7, 2010

It’s always a challenge to sketch an object with only a few quick strokes. Knowing which lines to use ‘where’ to create the impression of a third dimension is the key to a successful composition. Perimeter lines make powerful contours especially if they are part of a defined component. Adjacent or parallel components interact visually sensitizing your perception into thinking that you are seeing 3D objects in space, then your neurological process of interpretation takes over and complete the composition created by the negative and positive components. You can almost count the number of lines used to sketch this nude figure. Try this at home!

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  1. Take the time to observe your subject before deciding your approach!

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