Drawing the Line

Make a new layer for the line drawing. Turn off the visibility of your color layer(s) and reduce opacity of the layout layer to about 30%, just enough to serve as a guide for the sections of your artwork. Choose the Scratchboard Tool and make some practice strokes with it to get the feel of working with different amounts of pressure. You might want to make the tip smaller, so adjust its size either with the slider in the Property Bar or with the left bracket key ([). Don't forget to use Preferences > Brush Tracking to customize the sensitivity of your Wacom tablet, as needed.

Sketch several flowers, daffodils above and poppies below. Keep it loose and lively. A cartoony style is fine. Some vertical strokes will establish the long stems and leaves of the daffodils. A few bushy scribbles will work nicely at the base of the poppy section. Figure 4.13 shows this work in progress, with the layout layer opacity at 30%.

Figure 4.12

Cover your stamens or pistils, please!

Figure 4.12

Cover your stamens or pistils, please!

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