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Drawing in Black & White by Deborah Velasquez

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Exercise 10: MARK MAKING FOR TEXTURE, VALUE, AND FORM

WE ALL HAVE OUR DOODLING STYLES, AND MARK MAKING IS NOT VERY DIFFERENT. IN THIS EXERCISE, YOU WILL MAKE MARKS TO PLAY WITH TEXTURE, VALUE, AND FORM.

MATERIALS

Black, gray, or tan lightweight or heavy cardstock

Pencil

White gel pen, black gel pen, or permanent marker

Paint pen

Image

1. Choose a pencil, gel pen, or paint pen. On your paper, you will create a grid of four rows and four columns. Label the rows “stippling (dots),” “directional lines,” “crosshatching,” and “texture patterns.”

2. Make your marks with a variety of implements and materials, working from left to right, with the left being ...

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