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Title: Pencil Let's Draw - Lesson 1 - Stroking Exercise
Post by: glc528 on July 13, 2015, 02:19:43 PM
In the lesson setup for the stroking exercise ( in the PDF ), Nolan suggests that vertical strokes are easier than horizontal strokes and that we should orient the drawing when possible to draw vertically. My horizontal strokes are much more straight and consistent than my vertical ones.

Does it really matter as long as I practice both? :confused:

Gary
Title: Re: Pencil Let's Draw - Lesson 1 - Stroking Exercise
Post by: ncwren on July 13, 2015, 02:25:34 PM
Welcome to PB Gary!

I say whatever gets the job done and is comfortable for you.  ;)
Title: Re: Pencil Let's Draw - Lesson 1 - Stroking Exercise
Post by: BarryC on July 13, 2015, 03:35:59 PM
Hi Gary, and welcome to PB - there are a couble of us new folks here, its a great place to learn.

You will also hear them say things like what ever is comfortable for you, or your style...so i think it would not matter how you hold your paper as long as you practice both.

Looking forward to seeing your work.

Barry
Title: Re: Pencil Let's Draw - Lesson 1 - Stroking Exercise
Post by: Maryna on July 13, 2015, 08:55:53 PM
I would highly recommend that you practice both, the more you do it the better you will become and how easier it would be. Stroke angles will become important when you shade various plane angles as in the rock drawing that will be coming up in your lessons.
Title: Re: Pencil Let's Draw - Lesson 1 - Stroking Exercise
Post by: jillh on July 14, 2015, 06:33:13 AM
Gary, I agree with Maryna. Practice them all as Nolan demonstrates them.  There is method in his madness :)
Title: Re: Pencil Let's Draw - Lesson 1 - Stroking Exercise
Post by: Val on July 15, 2015, 12:50:49 PM
At the end of the day, it doesn't matter which you use as long as you have the result you are trying to achieve. So go with whatever works best for you. That said, I agree practice them all anyway. You never know when you might need to pull a little something extra out of your bag of tricks!  ;)

Welcome aboard Gary.  :clap:
Title: Re: Pencil Let's Draw - Lesson 1 - Stroking Exercise
Post by: lisajfalcone on November 28, 2016, 05:13:48 AM
How do I get the stroke exercise pdf?
Title: Re: Pencil Let's Draw - Lesson 1 - Stroking Exercise
Post by: nolan on November 28, 2016, 11:43:27 AM
Welcome to the course Lisa

Scroll down below each class video. There you will see these is a Resources box which lists the downloads for that class. O0
Title: Re: Pencil Let's Draw - Lesson 1 - Stroking Exercise
Post by: Lori25403 on June 03, 2017, 05:34:23 AM
Is this the same as the template? If so, I can't seem to find it.
Title: Re: Pencil Let's Draw - Lesson 1 - Stroking Exercise
Post by: nolan on June 03, 2017, 01:21:14 PM
Hi Lori

What happens when you scroll down on the video watch page?