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Marc Johnston
New Zealand
Current Residence: Wellington NZ
Im not sure what brought on that big wave of attention on my orc drawing. But just wanted to say thanks to all of you awesome people for all the feedback!!

  • Listening to: Daft Punk
  • Reading: Hitchikers Guide
  • Watching: Avatar (series)
  • Playing: Overlord II
  • Eating: Chicken Salads
  • Drinking: Pepsi

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Randomstuff128 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Artist
question?! so how exactly does one tells in his drawings, some parts needing thicker or thinner line work? what kind of markers are you using for your art on paper? and last how the bloody hell do i give the right amount of lighting!? i really appreciate if you can direct me to some links

i really like your art and style, most of deviant art has mostly digital art instead of more of real life drawings.
Mc-Johnstable Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago
Hi, thanks very much. First let's ask why drawing with lines makes sense to us: We don't see lines when looking at things in reality but we can still break things down into shapes and forms; this is because everything casts a shadow. You can tell the separation between the chin and the neck because of a thin shadow line. This means that linework is a very basic form of shadow, so areas of your drawing where the line is facing a light source will naturally be thinner than areas of your drawing that are facing away from the light source. As a line curves up toward the light source it will look better if it gets thinner.

I use Tombow markers, they have two tips and one of them is soft almost like a brush. The right amount of lighting takes practice; set up some objects and use a lamp on them then draw that. and draw it a lot. I am getting more proactive at doing this.…

Reading and clicking links are useful but more importantly you have to draw... and draw a lot in order to improve. Thanks for your comment!!
Randomstuff128 Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Student Artist
Franny007 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Duuuude youre style is freaking awesome! Keep it up 👍
Mc-Johnstable Featured By Owner 4 days ago
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