How to Draw in Cubist Style

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How to Draw in Cubist Style
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Start by making a contour line drawing of your subject.

Start by making a contour line drawing of your subject.

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Repeat lines and shapes from your original drawing in other areas on your paper.  As you draw, these will overlap.

Repeat lines and shapes from your original drawing in other areas on your paper. As you draw, these will overlap.

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Try using a variety of sizes.

Try using a variety of sizes.

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As you draw, be thinking about balance.

As you draw, be thinking about balance.

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Next, choose some lines to remove by erasing.

Next, choose some lines to remove by erasing.

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This will create larger areas and make shapes merge together.

This will create larger areas and make shapes merge together.

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As you continue to remove lines, don't over-do it and lose your subject.

As you continue to remove lines, don't over-do it and lose your subject.

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And....

And....

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Stop when it feels right.  This will be our base drawing.

Stop when it feels right. This will be our base drawing.

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Now, choose areas you want to define by adding hatching or gradient fading.  This can really bring out your subject if it seems too hidden.

Now, choose areas you want to define by adding hatching or gradient fading. This can really bring out your subject if it seems too hidden.

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I chose to add another shape for balance. Don't feel limited to hatching and shading, experiment with mark making, patterns and even collage.

I chose to add another shape for balance. Don't feel limited to hatching and shading, experiment with mark making, patterns and even collage.

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