Course info
April 8, 2013
1h 25m

By gaining a better understanding of how we can translate lines to forms, you'll be able to breath added life into your own drawings and sketches. We'll begin this process by examining what defines a line, shape, and form. From there, we'll explore how we can use contour lines and cross contour lines to add more dimension to a flat object. Following this, we'll learn about line weights and how we can apply them to add volume. Along the way, we'll also explore how we can capture action and movement by drawing continual gesture lines. In addition, we'll focus on rendering a human skull where we'll learn how to add value with hatching and cross hatching lines. Finally, we'll finish with learning how to establish an implied line to differentiate form and space. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

About the author
About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword.

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