Ok here is my last post for a few days…. I hope you enjoyed my 10 tips! This last one is how I use my pencil – not just for drawing but for measuring and comparing. So grab your favorite pencil (mine is a Ini OC-Gel HD 0.5) and let’s get started!
Here is a lovely ocean scene at the Oregon coast near where I live:
The first thing I do is the hold my pencil vertical and stretch my arm out so that my elbow is locked. All my measurements are done with a locked elbow so that the comparisons will be the same.
How big are the rocks?
|With my thumb, I measure from the bottom of Haystack Rock to the bottom at the tallest part.|
|Now I measure how wide the rocks are.|
At this point, I would make pencil marks on my paper using these measurements.
For the rest of the tips about using a pencil to measure, go to my post about Drawing Lesson, Part 2.