This picture of the character Leeward from Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's horror comic The Wake. I experimented with using Murphy's style in order to learn from example and get better at drawing people from different angles. I also used looser lines that don't connect at the tips in order to make the hair look messier, and more like hair instead of perceflty positioned plastic on top of someone's head.
This is another drawing I did of the character Leeward This front-facing drawing was once again a result of wanting to learn about and try out Sean Murphy's style of drawing. I used a lot of dark lines in this drawing in order to add a lot of sharp emphasis and portray Leeward as a sterner and stricter character.
I did this picture of Iron man because I often like drawing robots or mechancial human forms, i find it easier than organcic shapes sometimes. I used darker but not extremely dark lines in order to seperate the intricate pieces of Tony Stark's armor.
This is a drawing of one of the strigoi, or vampires, from the book series and television series The Strain. I used loose and uncontrolled lines in order to give the illusion of a lack of hair and used darker lines to outline the charcater itself.
Different lines should be used for different purposes. Learning how to control the lines you create with a pencil, or a pen, should be the foundation of how you draw, create, and design. When I draw, I never use any dark or hard lines; I reserve their use until the end of a project when everything has been finalized. Dark lines don't allow you to erase, change, or modify any part of your drawing. Start sketching out a drawing or design lightly with your pencil, barely applying nay pressure to the page and simply skating your pencil tip along the paper. This method can give you a rough idea of what your design will be and where items and designs will be placed on the page. After placing very light lines, you can begin to apply some average lines over that base sketch. When doing this step I usually start in one spot, namely the head, facial features, or corners, and work my way out from there.
These "average" line should not be very dark or very light, just average lines with an ordinary amount of pressure. As a reference, maybe a little bit less pressure than the way you write. Do all the "basic" features or shapes first before moving onto other pieces of the design that would require unique textures. These unique textures could be things such as hair, grass, foliage, or clothing. For hair, use my first drawing above as a reference where I create lighter lines closer together and strewn about at random sometimes in order to create the illusion of messy and loose hair. In contrast, I used dark, thick lines in the second drawing to create the illusion of messy hair. For clothing such as the tie and shirt in the last drawing, I used harder, sharper lines to create the illusion of stiff and rigid clothing. When the piece is done, go over everything with darker lines to finalize the piece and make it stand out.