Intro to Drawing: How to Use and Make Marks for a Project


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Mark making

This is just to illustrate a variety of different marks you can make before tackling your final drawing. The first one is just a simple hatch. So what this helps to do is build up an area of tone but without being completely solid. So to solid up a hatch, what you do is what's called a cross hatch. So you just work across that first hatch. And this starts to build up again, a second layer of tone.

So you can work between having single hatches, and cross hatches, or you can keep on hatching at a slightly different angle every time, to darken that area. Then you've just got the basic shade where you don't really take the pencil off of the actual paper.

So this is applying an even pressure across the whole of the shade. You can also do a smudge once you've gotten the initial shade down, where you use your finger and you just blend that in. So you've still got a similar tone, it's just a slightly bit smoother than when you shade it just with the pencil.

If you've got a slightly soft...

Mark making
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