Chain Drawing in 3 variants will be described in this article! We are immersed in a world of fantasy and reverie, an intertwining of mysterious lines and symbols. Straight lines fly in front of us with the speed of lightning, spatial piles rise like blocks, in which there is neither beginning nor end, and a light touch of a gentle hand glides—enough riddles. We find ourselves in a world of chains that, as much as we wish, live a life of their own, and who knows who is meant for whom – the chains for us or us for them.
Kilometers of chains entangle the whole world, forcing us to gaze into their endless connections, which, when strung together, create the most magnificent patterns. Here is one link that goes out of another, showing its complete independence; here, the closed rings begin to intertwine; there are two, three, four… In many forms, an infinity of imagination, at first, we borrow everything from nature. Then we start to create elements, absolutely not inherent to it, dissonant at first sight, but gradually penetrating deeper and deeper up to the complete fusion and perception as a single whole. So, we are already in this world – full of glitter, fire, and game.
Chain drawing is an exciting and fun activity; the main thing is to follow our recommendations. A man peeked at nature and suddenly saw the connecting element that allowed him to hold an object and leave it still without restricting freedom. The anchor permitted the vessel to stand still while moving in a constantly flowing environment. Probably, the first chain appeared together with the anchor chain, too similar and progressive to the usual rope, favorably distinguished from it by the highest strength and flexibility. It was enough to start with for the process to become endless.
Changing functions – from a connecting element to an ornament in its own right
“And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Behold, I appoint thee over all the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh took the ring from his hand, put it upon Joseph’s hand, clothed him with fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck. The chain is a symbol of power and might, strength and immutability. Passes the Middle Ages with its austerity and asceticism, using the chain more as a means of payment, which, due to the unity of each link’s common weave and individuality, is more reliable and valuable than money. The link was bent following the then fashion for chain mail, and chain “Panzer” obediently fit the neck, perfectly repeating its contours. However, the palm of primacy remained for “Anchor.” The Renaissance is coming, and a person finally understands the value of his life and individuality – the chain turns into jewelry, which can shade beauty and hide the ugliness.
The links in the chain always remain independent elements. Round, square, all imaginable and unimaginable shapes, what other image can capture the artist’s imagination? Every revolutionary process conceals excellent surprises. The destruction goes hand in hand with renewal and apparent progress. The hands of the master craftsman, skillfully weaving links of wire, could no longer cope with the flow of the new bourgeoisie’s demands for equality. Gold began to rule the ball of the masses and demanded at least minimal mechanization of such an unnecessarily long and complicated process of chain-making. “Every Frenchman has equal rights and opportunities”-perhaps this slogan laid the foundation for the first very primitive mechanisms.
Let’s get to the chain drawing right away.
Chain Drawing Link (option 1)
Draw a snake-like base of the chain
Draw the shell of the chain
Let’s finish drawing the details of the chain
Let’s paint our chain
Chain Drawing Easy (option 2)
Draw a simple line as the base of our chain
Draw the left side of our chain
Draw the right side of our chain
Draw the inside of the chain
Draw the hollow part of the chain
Drawing the details of the chain
Chain Drawing Simple (option 3)
I draw two sticks, on which I mark the beginning and the end of each vertical link with vertical lines.
Now I draw all the vertical and horizontal chain links.
I erase the initial lines; my chain drawing looks already good.
And if you add a shadow, it’ll look realistic.