Line Impressions

One of the best articles I’ve read about Painter is how it helps to know how to use the actual media. To fine-tune my drawing skills, I’m back to pencils and paper. I’ve already noticed a difference in my drawings with iPad apps.
Over the years, I’ve accumulated lots of material, which includes books. I learned the Line Impression Technique in Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil by Kristy Ann Kutch . I used an embossing tool to impress the lines for the veins in my own drawing on Fabriano Sketch paper. Compared to my first few lame attempts this is a great improvement.