Another longer drawing and this time I focus on starting out accurately with straight lines.

It’s not only easier to judged distances and angles with straight lines but its also easy to control the drawing of straight lines. When drawing curved lines it’s much easier make the curve too large or extend the length of the line well beyond what it should be. An accurate curve can be achieved by breaking it down into fewer and fewer straight lines. Using this techniques also lends itself well to giving the form more structure.

Fundamentals: Straight Lines
1 Hour
Fundamentals: Straight Lines


  • Session: 1949
  • Work: 1425
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1
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One Response

  1. That’s interesting about straight and curved lines. I think it could be some sort of metaphor for life, but I can’t figure out how to word it quite yet.

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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."