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Street sketching, part 2 - Line language

teacher avatar Evgeniy Stasenko, Postcards from Barcelona

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5 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Properties of the line

    • 3. Line language in imaginary landscape

    • 4. Preparatory part of the line sketch

    • 5. Using the line language in sketch

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About This Class

This class for beginners is dedicated to the line, more specifically to the line language. In the first video I'll explain you what the line language is and in the next videos - how to use it practically.

We know what line can be used to make contours. As well as making contours, line can also be used to apply shadows to a drawing. It is called hatching. But we can use line not only for making contours or hatching. Different kinds of line are something like alphabet. With this alphabet we can construct something similar to hieroglyphs. And we can describe the objects in our sketch using these hieroglyphs.

I'll show you in practice how to use the line language drawing the real landscape and I’ll show you how to do measuring and schematics too.

This class gives you new techniques for sketching and builds up your confidence in drawing.

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Evgeniy Stasenko

Postcards from Barcelona


Hello, I'm Evgeniy.

I am an artist from Moscow but recently I moved to Barcelona. I graduated from Moscow Padagogical University, Fine Arts & Graphic Department and have practiced both fine arts and teaching ever since, simultaneously more than 20 years.

As teacher I have always aimed at creating an integral system, a consistent range of methods that would allow me to effectively teach drawing and painting to any person regardless of skills. These methods come as the result of experience; they are tested in practice and proven to give fast results. As well, I have a vast experience in creating specific short-term courses, not to mention fine art workshops, etc.

 In Barcelona I organise sketching workshops for tourists. We are sketching the architecture landmark... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Hi everybody. Welcome to a pencil sketching treats and hints. Base class is dedicated to a line language using lines of different length, thickness, and lightness. They explain to your physician and properties of depicted object. Language exists only in a drawing. We do not see all of these lines in real life. The use lines as a kind of hieroglyphs. This kind of lifts are very easy to understand for everyone because we are built on the logic. For example, the show horizontal surfaces by horizontal lines and vertical surfaces by vertical lines. On the videos of this class, I will show you how to use slang language in an imaginary landscape and in a sketch from life. See you soon. Bye-bye. 2. Properties of the line: Hi everybody. This lecture is dedicated to align and it's repetitious. Purpose of the line are not very numerous and it is darkness overlay and thickness of your line. Variation, pencil harder, we get a darker line and pressing lighter. Of course, lighter one. Thickness of the line depends on sharpness of a pencil. To draw light and thin line, we use a sharp pencil with cartilage. Retouch paper very lightly. If we wanted to get lions darker and figure the oppressed being so corridor and we get thicker and darker lines. If we wanted to get really PICC lines, we use soft bend. So for b for example, it must be blunt pencil tip. When we press hard, you get very thick and dark line to be the same potentially again, drove very cheap but light line. If you press pencil lightly to the paper, we can draw overlaying with different thickness and lightness inside itself. We can start drawing the line gene and light when praising Carter. Continue thicker and darker and lighter again, we can start really thick and dark. And when pressing less, drew it phenyl lines or something, click Alphabet. Alphabet. We can construct not words but something more similar. Hieroglyphs will be using this Federalists in our sketches. The next video, I'll show you how to use language to describe objects. See you soon. 3. Line language in imaginary landscape: Hi, everybody. What I mean, speaking overline language and her leaves made of different clients. I will draw some kind of landscape to give an example how it works. It is very easy to understand means of hieroglyphs because we are built on the logic. This is over Earth. Above this line, I plant, these forests. Trees are growing upright, so I use vertical lines. It looks quite naturally. On over votes. I draw the shock. I do it with horizontal lines because the shock is built over horizontal layers of three stems. Some lines to show window and drove. The additional part of a shock. When I draw with really closer to us, the more details. This team, I draw two lines and I add feather-like lines to show the range. These land just show direction of main branches. A couple of trees further from us. The difference is only in thickness of stamps. I drove them the only one line. Now I add some kind of perspective to show dip in blood escape. I drove, uh, lines of grass regressing big distance. I see like flip uniform surface. Closer. I see it like little lines. And in front of me I see separate blades of grass. I draw a horizontal line, a little zigzags. I show these terms, grass in our lion. Bigger zigzags for grass closer to us. One more rigorous in front of us, I drove big Z, exact phrasing of the pencil detail. Landscape is already made it with few lines using language to describe objects. Let's try narrower example. It will be city landscape. Above the line of the Earth, I put a rectangle made of vertical lines. It depicts a tow billion. Vertical lines accentuate it's tallness. Close to it. I drew a long building using the horizontal lines. One more rectangle and more. Whichever local unions. Bayesians closest to us, I draw some details. Roofs, windows. Now I draw a few horizontal lines beneath my buildings to show a road and sidewalks. I plant some trees and put some cars on the road. Again, just a few lines. Finally, the fin and short vertical lines. I draw tiny human figures. Landscape it radian. It is small and laconic, but informative. We didn't know what I mean, speaking overline language. And her leaves made of different clients. This video are used, for example, Imaginary Landscapes. You can try to invent your own imaginary landscapes using the same approach. On the next video, I will show you how to use language in case overview landscape. See you soon. Bye. 4. Preparatory part of the line sketch: everybody This time they are going to make a stage. The alliance only you out. And you're saving how I promised. I'm going to show how to use lying language in case off really landscape. And one more interesting thing here is landscape, which includes water surface. I invite you to visit one of the most romantic places in Barcelona Port. Well, to sketch a boat at the pier, use this time mechanical pencil will be or to be for our sketch. They choose very simple shaped boat inside position. We begin with some lines on the page to mark place Very our report touch water. The draw resulted Line alleging tow thirds up to top over page and 1/3 to bottom. The two vertical violence. The Marquis off our board letting space about 1/4 over page. We've from the left and from right now we have to find more exact proportions. We do it again using our great device. The move great closer to our ice or farmer to fit in quantity of scares. Toe bit overboard. Six occurs in with and about miles. Card squares in height is very convenient, because at the same time I have proportion off hope, which is 6 to 1 in our sketchbook, the American middle over a bit overboard and after divide each off to parts in three. Now it is divided into six equal parts. We put nine of this part in high for head of the mast and one part for height off hell. In the rial boat, we must is diluted back. I will put it upright just to simply five. A picture over. Tell the C deck seven the windows to find out its size. The again are using our measuring squares. The main part of index along has two scores in in village and less on one square in height , it is divided into three equal parts and one more part toe buck takes pretend the tent is extended by kind of with him, they had to the must its feet and drove horizontal part with boom and sail along the boom One square distance over the deck saloon and at some ropes, six in the last. Now we are gun board from left, its front parts looks like flattery. Tango and side part goes little higher up. They're gonna and the mark far embankment with horizontal lines. It's based line is a little higher when the hell off our board over involvement, to write the same building, toe left some trees and other trees part off another distant building. Very tendency to make far trees and buildings bigger because we know we are big. But in Justine's, we are not so big, and we have to compare them with our boat toe. Get correct Scale. Biggest building from the left takes only free schools in height from the top line over deck salon and the building from right is little cooler. 11 square and now reporters, but is a radio from here begins with a part of this kitchen. Very will be using the line language way. 5. Using the line language in sketch: wait. Ah ah, A couple of words before we continue to draw our sketch, we used the line language to describe the object in our sketch, accentuating their obvious properties. Uh, how I said in this language instead of words, we use something similar toe Arab lives, and we are freeing to choose the most laconic way to describe our objects. Not trying to be photographically precise, the gift of Europe general idea of the objects in the image in a symbolic minor. So they start from the must off distant boats. I'm not going to count them, but I want to show how they go to the depth off Herber becoming thinner and shorter. One bunch over months is behind our boat. Another toe lived and I at a couple off diagonal lines to show ropes. Fix in the mind. Now I drove a few lines to show two rows off windows on the red building. And again, I don't count him and I do not drove each window. I just give a hint on them. It's time to throw all the boats in the harbor. It's very easy. I have him up all the space on the level over deck saloon. They've shored horizontal lines, and it works because our imagination having him easily makes up all the meeting parts. But trees from lived. I have you up. We've seen vertical lines. I am not only give immigration off stems growing a bread, but it repeats direction off months, making this part of scenery more convincing. And now is staying, too. Drove a water surface ID road with horizontal lines, making inspiration off. Raise quarter of your gaps between the waves are looking bigger and way going. Smaller Vivint distance toe the line of a raisin. So I have water surface on the top part of comfort lines and do gaps bigger on the level off. Both reflection reflection itself a lead blunk because it is right to a bottom off sketch gaps between Rafe lines are regularly ingredient, and lanes are later we bought itself. Now looks pale in comparison to the surrounding scenery. Federal lines were both stronger and at some details, and now it's time for a final touch, which makes the picture highly vivid. I'm going toe reflections off a month on the water. I begin live must off our remain boat. I drove along the dragline from level off reflected by the board. Toby Boredom In top part. It is stronger, and Ben's of zigzag are compressed, and the bottom line, his lighter and exact, is more estranged. I do reflection stronger. I didn another's exact line over first. No, I drove reflections over far months. I do them. We've one line each. Some of them are closer bus and stronger ever are thinner and lighter because we are far from us and again in tow. Parks reflections are stronger and bends of the exacts are compressed. So the bottom we are lighter and zigzags are or stray aged. No, Who's kitsch is a radio. Then compare it with three of Transkei. It is not the same, but sketch looks vivid and gives to the viewer some inspiration off the scenery. So I hope it was interesting. And now you can try to create your own sketch using the line language. Bye bye. And good luck way