Part of the challenge of drawing an image in black and white is to capture the viewers interest. One of techniques that you can use is to draw a variety of line types showing a change of texture and pattern. The title of the still life image above is “Good to the Last Drop”. There is a variety of line patterns, stippling and geometric shapes which provides interest and visually distinguishes each item uniquely. Notice the following details:
- The milk carton image has vertical lines with different values along with a drawing of a barn shape.
- The grinder image is rendered with stippling to imply a shiny surface.
- The ceramic mug is rendered with a textured geometric pattern that is actually on the mug surface.
- The spoon is drawn with parallel lines of varying values.
Interested in learning more about hand drawing techniques? You can find drawing video demonstrations, step by step illustrations and practice activities in my “Exploring Perspective Hand Drawing, Fundamentals of Interior Design” book. Check it out!