Line drawing is so very important, and I always want to rush by it to get on with the more exciting parts. I love to see a drawing come alive when I add value and texture, but all those things are built over the frame of the line drawing. If the framework is lopsided, the finished drawing will be, too.
Line by line, shape by shape, negative space next to positive space. Sturdy, in good proportion, so well formed that it can stand on its own. That’s how to build a line drawing you can depend on. If nothing else, drawing teaches us how to be patient in an impatient world!