Quick Tips: How to draw smoother lines

Quick Tips: How to draw smoother lines | Art-Res

Drawing smoother lines is a real challenge, for many of us! Here are a few quick tips for drawing smoother lines.

Hand position

  • For smoother lines, try not to draw from your fingers and try to draw from your elbow or shoulder. This might require a change of grip. 

  • This is a great comparison of hand positions for drawing

  • Try ghosting the stroke in the air before you commit. 

  • When practicing ovals, circles, and lines, go fast.  You also want to do linear relatively fast. 

  • If you’re doing it traditional, try using a lightbox so you don’t damage the sketch when doing line art. This way you can practice lining faster and smoother with a lot less stress. 

Digital Options

  • Digitally, all you need is another layer. A lot of digital art programs also come with a brush stabilizer as well, which can be super useful. Krita and Photoshop have it built in.

    • You can also install a program like Lazy Nezumi for Windows or Hej Stylus for Mac. These are both paid, polished options by Indie Devs.