Traditional Drawing: Draw a line work picture in PENCIL or INK, and then shade it using ONLY hatch lines or stipple dots. No painting, smudging, scribbling, or "coloring in" allowed. The point is to illustrate volume and depth with technique.
Here are some good examples:
Links are updated: the given examples did not represent the goal of this contest well enough.
Drawing rules in short:
- no tracing
- no copyrighted reference images, if a non-copyrighted reference is used: always mention them with a link or if the photo is yours you need to post it in the SBS claiming you own copyright
- post at least 2 intermediate steps in the SBS
Read full drawing rules here
MossyB: Preferably, you should be able to see the hatchwork or stippled shading, meaning if you've made it a solid black mass because you've gone over it so many times in so many directions the strokes are no longer visible, you've failed. That would be "coloring in." The same goes for smudging your strokes, or just scribbling back and forth in different directions.
We're talking technique, here, which involves a bit of effort and precision. ( 5 years and 1846 days ago )
MossyB: Here are a few more works that show some of the DEPTH and FORM (your desired goals for this contest) that can be achieved through crosshatch shading - Some of them have a few areas that are almost solid black, but they are generally a very small portion of the work - the majority of the shading is accomplished through line art.
http://love-the-rain.deviantart.com/art/Organized-Cross-Hatch-Face-3-134771466 ( 5 years and 1846 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Contest description is updated: the original given links did not represent the goal close enough, new example links are added. ( 5 years and 1845 days ago )
nilaksh: i have one of my old drawing.....so how can i mention steps....help me... ( 5 years and 1838 days ago )
Contest Moderator: @nilaksh: redraw a part of your entry and post that as the SBS ( 5 years and 1835 days ago )
Howdie stranger! If you want to participate in this contest, just: