Fast lines


8-23-16 Orig 1

Venetian Red and White Pastel on Toned Canson Paper 9×12″

Fast lines or plane lines. These lines which escape the subject and go into the ground of the drawing do some interesting work for you.

I didn’t invent this technique, but I was not taught it either. I observed it in auto concept drawings. It seemed like it was a way to accentuate a gentle curve and also to establish a plane in a 2-D rendering. They work well in instances like this model’s hat, to help suggest it is foreshortened, round and flat. It also helps establish that the lines on a given curved surface represent an edge of an object.

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