I did some quick line drawings (I've heard others call it this) using a small photo from a magazine... a photo of a regular person. I used different drawing instruments to see how each would turn out. A ballpoint pen, a marker, and a pencil.
First though, I have to apologize to the woman in the photo. There is no way that you look as old or as bad as my so called drawings. Seriously, should you happen upon this blog, please please please do not take offense. I was just practicing minor changes in techniques. (Fortunately I do not have to worry about her stumbling onto this blog.... but, you know, just in case.)
Below: Ballpoint pen
Below: Sharper marker
Below: Ballpoint pen with water used for slight smudging. (some ballpoint pens do not "water-smudge". It needs to be a cheap one.)
Below: Pencil. I took just slightly more time with the pencil drawing than the other ones. Officially, this would not be considered a 'line drawing.'
Oh... guess what. I think I got pictures out of order from my description but I'm not going to stew about it or change anything. Oh again... I know what happened. I showed one ballpoint pen drawing without smudging and the same drawing after using water to smudge a little. But you are all intelligent people... I'm sure you can figure things out. Consider it my way of having fun. Yeah... thats it. Fun.