REAL LINES, part 1
12 days ago - By Illustration Art
"A drawing of a person is not a real person but a drawing of a line is a real line." - Sol LeWitt
Compare these two drawings of a Dutch sky: Rembrandt
In nature the sky has no black lines (or any lines at all, apart from the outlines of clouds) so both artists are taking liberties when conveying sky with a tool that only makes black lines. How have they used that liberty?
Booth uses a series of uniform, closely drawn parallel lines of constant width, to create a gray tone:
Rembrandt, on the other hand, uses line in a much more free form way because, well, he's Rembrandt:
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