Exploring the World of Lines

Gustave Doré, HJ Ford, Walter Crane

Gustave Doré, HJ Ford, Walter Crane

Hey everyone!

I've been very busy this month working on a large amount of thumbnails for a project I'm involved in. It's been great for my ability to draw and plan images, and I definitely want to carry it on into my work.  In my spare time I've just been doing little experiments with pen to try and find a style I like. Working in line is something I've been interested in for a while, because I'm a huge fan of artists like Gustave Doré, HJ Ford and Walter Crane. I tend to slap on values and rendering before really exploring what I can do with a drawing, mostly out of fear of making something look cartoony. Changing media has been helping me free myself from the restrictions of working from habit or trying to fit in with the digital illustration community, and instead just doing what I enjoy.