Since childhood, I have loved scribbling and continue to create it to this day. In this tutorial, I will be teaching you an easy hack for drawing the Scribble art of a teenage boy. I am excited to share my knowledge with you and hope that my passion for this art form will inspire you to try it out yourself.
Before you start, make sure you understand the basics of scribble art. I’ve already written an article on this, so if you need help, go check it out first
(How to draw scribble art)
Step 1: Base sketch for scribbling
I have already drawn a base sketch of a teenage boy taking a mirror selfie. While experienced professionals may directly start sketching without a base sketch, those who are still learning and struggling with body ratio proportions in drawings should try a base sketch is recommended. A base sketch can help prevent numerous mistakes in the future.
Step 2: Draw a rough shadow
To create visually appealing Scribble art, it is essential to pay attention to shading. Before using a pen, make sure to shade the darker areas of your subject(teenage boy) as a reference. By doing so, you will have a better idea of how the shadows fall on the surface, and this will guide you in creating more accurate and detailed illustrations. If the shadow is soft, draw a soft shade with a light hand, and if it’s dark, use a heavier hand to draw a darker shadow. By using this method, you can create a sense of depth and texture in your Scribble art.
Following these steps will not only enhance the quality of your artwork but also provide you with a better understanding of shading techniques, which is a fundamental aspect of drawing. With practice, you can develop your skills and create stunning artworks that capture the essence of your subject.
Step 3: Start making Scribble art
To get started on your sketch, take out your pen and hold it with a light grip. Begin by making light, tentative lines with a gentle hand, as seen in the image above where I used the green pen to create the suit for the teenage boy. Pay attention to the lines and the pressure you’re applying to the pen, adjusting as needed to achieve the desired effect.
It’s important to remember that when shading, you should try to keep the lines light and soft, especially when the shadows are not too dark. As you can see in the image above, the shading in the teenage boy’s suit is light and subtle, helping to create a sense of depth and dimension.
Step 4: Scribble more in darker areas
As you continue working on your Scribble art, it’s important to pay close attention to the darker areas and work carefully to cover them. Take your time and make sure you’re using a light touch, gradually building up the darkness with each pass of your pen. vary the direction of your lines when shading to create a more natural, organic look. Rather than always drawing lines in the same direction, experiment with using cross-hatching, stippling, or other techniques to create texture and
By using multiple layers of light lines, you can achieve a richer, more nuanced effect that adds depth and dimension to your Scribble art
Step 5: Give Details in darker areas
Providing details at the time of scribbling is important because it visually enhances the appearance and makes you feel good. Achieving this requires continuity and patience.
Keep in mind that shading is all about creating the illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface. By varying the pressure and direction of your lines, you can create a range of values that give your drawing depth and interest. So take your time and experiment with different techniques to achieve the desired effect.
Step 6: Use different pens
I will use the red pen to repeat all the above processes of scribbling (Scribble art) on the boy’s hand and face parts. By doing so, I aim to enhance the artistic elements of the boy’s portrait and bring out the desired Scribble art that perfectly captures his personality.
Step 7: Continue Scribbling
Now, I will share with you a trick to enhance your scribble art. You can use a black pen to create a darker shade, as black is the best choice for adding depth to your artwork and making it more appealing to the eye. In my own Scribble art, I have used a black pen for creating hair, but it can be used for many other things as well. By incorporating this technique, you can elevate the quality of your artwork and produce stunning results that will leave a lasting impression on viewers.
Step 8: Finishing
Now, we come to the most important part of your journey in the art of Scribbling (Scribble art) – the finishing touches. In my own artwork, I have utilized three different pens: green, red, and black. Out of these options, black is the most preferred color for finishing, as it allows you to outline and add depth to your drawing. By using black scribbles,
you can also compare your artwork with the reference image to ensure that you have achieved the desired result. Incorporating this technique will not only improve the overall quality of your Scribble art but also help you develop your artistic skills further.
Ultimately, the key to effective scribbling is practice and patience. Don’t get discouraged if your first attempts don’t turn out as well as you’d hoped. Keep practicing and experimenting with different techniques, and before you know it, you’ll be Scribbling like a pro!
When it comes to the art of scribbling, the inclusion of intricate details is paramount in creating a visually stunning masterpiece that evokes positive emotions. By carefully adding details during the process of sketching, one can elevate their work to new heights, resulting in a piece that is both impressive and captivating. Continuity is also key, as it allows the artist to create a seamless flow between each detail, resulting in a cohesive and impressive final product. Moreover, the importance of patience cannot be overstated, as it allows the artist to carefully craft each line and ensure that every detail is just right. By prioritizing attention to detail and exercising patience, one can create a truly breathtaking piece of art that is sure to leave a lasting impression on its audience.