Do you want your drawings to have more personality, more presence? One way to emphasize your lines and make your drawing pop is to draw with tape.
Find something you love, such as your cat, a toy or a plant in your home. Then find a roll of tape and a piece of paper. Tape your paper down to a surface.
Looking carefully at your subject, unroll the tape with your non drawing hand while pressing the tape down on the paper with your drawing hand. Using the tape as your drawing tool, make a contour line drawing, showing the outline of your subject in one flowing line. Use your whole paper for your drawing.
When you are finished, hand it to a friend or relative, and ask them to close their eyes and explore the page. How does it feel to touch?
If you would like to share your work with us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will share your creations on our ‘Studio in Your Home’ page.
Written by Pamela Lawton
Images by Pamela Lawton