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101 Textures in Graphite & Charcoal by Steven Pearce

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NATURE

84 Smooth Bark in Graphite

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STEP ONE Smooth bark can be found on a variety of trees, making this a useful texture to master. This example of white birch features very smooth bark and some imperfections for interest; you may choose to include fewer imperfections. Begin by drawing two vertical lines for the trunk and a series of horizontal lines to indicate imperfections in the bark. Use light lines for this step; the lines shown here are darker for demonstration purposes.

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STEP TWO Using a 2B pencil, thicken and taper the horizontal lines ...

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