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Line Drawing - Page Four

sepia line drawing - Hollyhock

Gray Filled Line Drawing

I used Photoshop and a scan for this version of the hollyhocks.

I gave it a sepia tint with a filter, and I used the eraser tool to get rid of the background.

A light gray fill emphasizes how the lines "encapsulate" each shape, adds weight to the drawing, and makes the difference between positive and negative spaces clear.

Line drawing with water color - Hollyhock

Watercolor Filled Line Drawing

Depending on the type of tracing paper, you might need to transfer the line drawing to a thicker paper to add watercolor, but I added it right on the tracing.

I used a small brush so I could could keep the watercolor inside the lines, and added water to the colors until they were so transparent that the lines showed through.


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