Mayko explained the importance of practising with quick drawings. It helps you to become a little bolder and gives your pictures a different tempo. It’s one way to help add life to your drawing style. Labouring over each line to ensure it’s perfect can result in a stilted and lifeless look – this isn’t possible when trying to draw a figure in a few minutes.
Simon, the great teacher at ULU, explains that just like with music, it’s important to mix up the tempo of your drawings. Even during a long pose, you can bring some of the energy that you find yourself using during the quick sketches.
There’s no time to use a rubber, to do careful measurements and so on. You get the first line you feel down on the page without hesitation.