The XII Laws of Pencil

The XII Laws of Pencil

I. Never shade in your own cast shadow.

II. Protect your paper from any damage.

III. Keep your pencil sharp at all times.

IV. Always shade in a forward moving direction.

V. Graze the paper with a delicate touch...

December 01, 2023 — Thomas Hoppe
Symphonic Cubism

Symphonic Cubism

"Want to try analytical cubism? It’s super fun. Pick an interesting object to draw, place it on the table, and start drawing it. Then after a period of time, keep your eye locked in place on the doll, pivot / turn the doll in some interesting way and keep drawing. Pivot again as you please. There are no rules. My advice is to remain acutely aware of how the whole thing is going to balance as a composition in the end.
Your finished design is rightfully considered to be art that plays in the 4th dimension… aka Time."