Ghosting for texture and fur?

11:17 PM, Thursday August 6th 2020


I am now on lesson 5 and asking myself If I need to ghost the fur lines (I draw each line separate, not zigzagging).

Thank you.

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1:16 PM, Friday August 7th 2020

No, generally speaking you don't need to ghost for fur in most cases, unless you're dealing with longer, more flowing marks. As with whether or not you draw from the shoulder, it depends very much on the nature of the mark. Most texture is made up of tight, stiff and precise marks, but in the cases where it requires more flow and fluidity, then the shoulder/ghosting becomes more important.

2:34 PM, Friday August 7th 2020

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