2019-02-07. AM 06:59
[In app] Draw sky line

Hello, PENPLEs!

Today’s drawing tip has been provided by @dongdongkim.

Today’s drawing theme will be Skylines.

You can see skyline near the sky when you look at the city full of buildings.

The art piece that we will introduce today will be displayed in the Architecture category in Live Drawing menu.

Are you all ready?

Let us start.

TUTORIAL by @dongdongkim

Draw sky line

Hello, PNEUP users!
Nice to see you again!

I would like to give you some background on the city landscape that I’ve uploaded in the live drawing.

The drawing style is quite unique.
This is not drawing the format but actually drawing through erasing.

You may wonder what this would mean, but I will give you some more details as I walk you through the process.

Let me start.

First, use the water color brush of the PENUP tool to get the brief city landscape.

When you do water coloring on actual paper, not on digital device, you have various ways of drawing inspirational pieces by using smudge effect.

Here, I filled the silhouette by using various colors to get the effect.

I used cool colors like blue, purple and sky which are quite similar to each other.

Now, start by accurately erasing the silhouette of the building lines with white marker as I said before.

When you draw this kind of art piece, I recommend you think about the completed art work.

If you are in the situation where you need to refill the part that you’ve mistakenly erased, you will come to a deadlock where you need to repeat the process of layering different colors with water color and erase again.

So, you may try sketching in another place in advance and do the actual drawing.

Complete the silhouette and start the details like the building window.

When you look at this drawing, you will see that the top part is depicted but actually the description gets skipped going downwards.

I do not go into details but skip the parts when drawing complex objects like building.

When you describe all details for complex objects, the viewpoint gets scattered and the drawing itself becomes too complicated.

In addition, if the skipped parts look too empty once done, you can always repeat drawing; but, erasing already drawn parts is quite complex.

I am adding small buildings in front of the big buildings.

This way, you will have more space with more density.

I am adding more details. When I draw this art piece, I imagined the light to be at the left.

Since the light is at the left, the building with the blue arrow pointed has white portrayal on the left, and its right part is left intact since it gets no light at all.

Just to give you more background, for the buildings pointed by the blue arrows are meeting the audience’s viewpoint in the corners and the buildings with red arrows are meeting with the audience’s viewpoint in the front side.

The complex city has diverse buildings of various directions.
I believe that drawing by setting such directions is one of the fun elements.

After putting in more details, I felt that more ground is needed. So, I decided to put in more ground.

This time, let us draw the ground by using the characteristic of oil painting brush.

Select the oil painting brush and choose white color. Smudge the bottom that will become the ground.

The oil painting makes it natural combination of colors, but as you do the brush control, you will see that it thrusts the surrounding colors.

I leveraged that feature to push up the color from the very bottom to draw the floor.

This function is quite tricky to use from the first place, so I recommend you practice in advance.

We’ve depicted the lighter parts.

Now, let us portray the darker part with black by using the calligraphy brush.

The calligraphy brush is a brush that is very sensitive to hand pressure. So, you need to control the strength of the pressure as you draw.

The thickness and thinness of lines make an art work look better.

The calligraphy brush sensitively responds to the pressure, and I like this tool since it gives more natural drawing presentation.

The parts that I skipped in the first place look better now as I filled up with the calligraphy brush due to higher density.

But I didn’t try to depict everything here.
When you look closely, you will see that many parts have been skipped.

Add more details, paying attention not to cover up the white part that has been portrayed in the previous steps.

The black lines should be drawn beneath the white lines, while trying not to overlap.

Generally, the upper part tis lighter and the bottom part is darker; this way, you can make it look more dimensional.

The complex windows on the buildings are hard to draw, but let us try depicting them until last part.

We are done.

I hope my explanations could have helped you understand the process.

Thank you for your attention up until this part.

This was a drawing tip quite unique and different from other drawing styles.
How did you feel about the drawing by erasing?
Finding the drawing style that works for you could be another fun part about drawing.

The new style would be quite unfamiliar, but why not give it a try?

When you upload the artwork, please upload on the live drawing category or put the following hashtags: #LiveDrawing #DrawingTips.

We will come back with next drawing tip.

Thank you.

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