direction of line
8:45 PM, Sunday September 13th 2020
I'm new to Drawabox today. I graduated from art school many years ago, but am seriously out of practice. So I'm here trying to get my eyes, hands and hopefully my brain back in sync.
I'm just workng my way through lesson one and am interested in what Irshad says about having a naturally dominant direction for drawing a confident line. It makes sense of course, but I've never thought about it before. I'm right handed and it does feel quite comfortable drawing at a 45 degree angle from lower left to upper right. However, working in this direction means that my hand obscures the destination point making it difficult to hit the mark ( I know that accuracy is not the primary objective at tis stage, but it will be necessary at some point). Working from right to left is perhaps slightly less naturel, but I can see the direction of travel.
I'd be interested to hear other people thoughts on this.