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    Scott Robertson's line weight video



    I see this fairly often whenever I lurk in the critique centre, and it bothers me. I can't say much against the intent of it (or provide any better); but are the results in the vid patchy and dissonant, or is it just me?
    ...which is only my opinion.
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    Be aware there is not one correct way to approach line quality. It is very much like reading a text aloud, in that we all agree that it is bad to read all syllables in the same rhythm/tone. Instead, the reader must create interest/tension/atmosphere/focus by speaking louder/softer, higher/lower, faster/slower, and so on. Scott Robertson has a very technical approach to drawing, and he seems to emphasise his line quality in order to explain it, but I invite you to study other artists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eezacque View Post
    Be aware there is not one correct way to approach line quality. It is very much like reading a text aloud, in that we all agree that it is bad to read all syllables in the same rhythm/tone. Instead, the reader must create interest/tension/atmosphere/focus by speaking louder/softer, higher/lower, faster/slower, and so on. Scott Robertson has a very technical approach to drawing, and he seems to emphasise his line quality in order to explain it, but I invite you to study other artists.
    Same goes to art in general, but first you have to learn grammar then you can start applying it way you want and figuring out what works and what doesn't but you have to be consistent in your work
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    I agree 100%. The type of drawings I do for our engineers in-house are much different than the drawings I do to show the design department, which are again much different than what our customers see. (Architecture). Different line weights are only a small part of the variations. Context is super important in picking a style
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