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    Line Quality

    Can someone explain line quality to me? I need examples too. I was told that I need to work on my line quality and I don't know what that means. Why is line quality important and how do I get good line quality?

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    All your lines look fuzzy, scribbly and you pet them too much. As in lots of short, unsure strokes, when what you'd want is confident, longer strokes.
    If you want to practice line, I suggest you buy some liquid ink and a brush. That forces you to have a steady hand and think where you put your lines in one stroke.

    EDIT: I also suggest you construct your figures/etc better instead of doing only contours.

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    Good line quality is understanding every mark you make is important not just the finished image. You get good at it by making yourself conscious of your marks when you make them. A mark has a starting point a path it travels and an ending point; decide what those are before you make them and you will have a more informed line quality.

    Iain McCaig has the best line quality of anyone working that's why he's one of the top concept artists in the world.

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    Another aspect of line quality is that a line clearly communicates what it represents: you draw rocks with a different line than ass cheeks. For this, I suggest you try Nicolaides blind countours exercise.

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    Confident strokes that are thick and thin where they need to be. Takes practice.

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