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Straight Drawing

Straight Drawing

Straight Drawing

You’ll need: a pen or pencil, a ruler and a sheet of paper - plus an image you’ve found in a magazine or on a cereal packet, or anywhere, really.

What you need to do is copy the image, only using the ruler and pencil - no free drawing.


In the example above, I chose the curliest, curviest image I could find, and found it really liberating as I went on - at the start I think I was still trying to make curves with lots of straight lines, then I just stopped thinking about the curves and started enjoying the sharp angles and straight lines.

It’s an experiment with control, and as with many of these drawing games, just doing it, and seeing how you respond to it, is as important as the final result.