I did a heap of bonus videos including one on foreshortening. I will share this as a separate article soon, but if you want a preview check out my Instagram post.
So my questions are:
- Do you do much measuring when you sketch?
- If yes, how much? If no, why not?
- Do you know how to sight-measure? (it’s totally ok to admit that you don’t, as I come across many sketchers who have never properly learnt how to do it?)
- Do you use any set-up lines? Do you use pencil to record these measurements on the page? Or do you go straight to ink?
I used to do a lot more measuring in years past, but these days I do very little. I basically just measure the overall length and width of a scene and then sub-divide by eye. As for the tool I use for setup, I mainly use paint some lines with a very watery wash.
But historically I did a lot more measuring and drew some basic setup lines. I used a 2H pencil and then changed to red mechanical lead (more about my redlines here) and then to a brown ochre watercolour pencil line. What does this say about the evolution of my work?
Really looking forward to hearing about your measuring and setup lines. Please share!