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What's a searching line?

Info by Flying Arts | 2013-04-29 at 12:40

The searching line or the seeking brush stroke is a drawing technique. In this technique, the procedure is as follows: you take a soft pencil and first, you set some very light lines in a way that the lines approximately match the contours of your subject. 

In a next step, you draw again this way a little bit harder along the contours, so that the subject is gradually emerging from the clutter of lines.

Therefore, the motive seems to appear out the tangle of strokes and it results in a very special way of drawing technique.

The advantage of this technique is that it is not necessary to erase any inappropriate lines and we can constantly continue to approach our future subject in a simple way.

Softer pencils or crayons are best suited for the searching line technique.

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