In the October 2010 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, I share with you the steps in my thinking and process as I develop a textured tree drawing from the initial sketch to the outline drawing to the finished piece, Old Hickory (pencil, 11×14), shown below.
In the first step in my demonstration I did a final outline drawing on Strathmore bristol plate-finish (smooth) paper (shown below). I made the lines darker than I ordinarily would, so you can see them.
I view copying as an excellent way to learn and practice drawing (and painting) techniques, so I invite you to copy any or all my drawings in my books and magazine articles.
Click here or on the image above for a larger outline drawing.
Phil Metzger has work included in thousands of private and public collections. He teaches watercolor and perspective drawing.
This article is excerpted from his book Pencil Magic: Landscape Drawing Techniques. ©2004 by Phil Metzger, used with permission of North Light Books, an imprint of F+W Media Inc. Visit your local bookseller, call 800/448-0915, or visit www.northlightshop.com to obtain a copy.
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