Stuart Loughridge

Depth with Line

Stuart Loughridge
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How can you create depth when you’re dealing with the most basic element, linework? Without anything else to assist depth such as atmosphere, or value or color shifts, it may be more difficult.

Artist Stuart Loughridge says that this concept is one of the most important things he teaches his students. He starts out with a quick sketch demonstrating how quickly and easily a few lines can become a landscape receding in space on paper. By studying the contour of one thing and how it intersects with the contour of another thing, capture depth throughout your piece. Overlapping the lines with consistent pressure on the pencil is all you need. The key is to keep control of those elements.

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