Line Work - Drawing Contest [6 entries]

banker Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
Contest goal:

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

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: MossyB

wazowski: ( 5 years and 1846 days ago )
wazowski: The tutorial (1st link) doesnt seem to explain that much about hatching to create depth, imo. It shows more line art with pure black shading.
I'd say a good artist with great technique would be Gustave Doréé.
But I'm not sure now what the limit would be of what's allowed in this contest. Normal crosslined shading would be ontheme? ( 5 years and 1846 days ago )
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.*1pN0F9KBWChxaFi-C3KPB53xag*lg7DpnmuLzFL3b/jadyn_illustration_crosshatch.jpg
( 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 how can i mention 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 )

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banker - created by krigios

Favs: 4SBS: 5Hi-resRank: 1/6Score: 79.7% (50)26942 views

0.5 and 0.7 pens used (5 years and 1834 days ago)

island girl - created by roon

island girl
Favs: 0SBS: 4Hi-resRank: 2/6Score: 68.9% (34)16068 views

(5 years and 1836 days ago)

Dog's Sketch - created by rssatnam

Dogs Sketch
Favs: 3SBS: 2Hi-resRank: 3/6Score: 68.5% (29)41069 views

Made this in 2 hours. Tell me how is it ? (5 years and 1834 days ago)

still life - created by libertysgems

still life
Favs: 0SBS: 2Hi-resRank: 4/6Score: 64.2% (0)20490 views

I did this last year, so I hope the sbs I have created will be acceptable. (5 years and 1838 days ago)

Bird's sketch - created by nilaksh

Birds sketch
Favs: 0SBS: 2Hi-resRank: 5/6Score: 63.1% (0)18878 views

(5 years and 1837 days ago)