Oct 7, 2013

Drawing Basics: Using line weight to show depth

A sketch of a person using basic shapes and simple forms.
Simple figure sketch.
I thought I'd show something quick and easy this time, a simple trick that has a powerful effect when used in a line drawing. This post is about using line weight to help convey a sense of spatial depth in a drawing.  

Today, I'll use a drawing of a simplified figure to demonstrate how to use the visual weight of the line to suggest that the figure is leaning forward.

After the jump, we'll begin with working out what line weight is.