Pr1-Ex3: Mark-making Techniques

I collected up a selection of drawing instruments, felt tips, pens, biro, fine liner, permeant marker, highlighter,  a range of drawing pencils, colouring pencils, water soluble colouring pencils, pastel pencils, different charcoals, different graphite sticks, a putty rubber and a hard rubber. I drew up some 6x6cm squares in an A4 sketch pad and set to work making marks.

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I experimented with different ways of holding the pens and pencils. different pressures and strokes. Smudging and wetting different media.

I used a range of carbon pencils form 6H – 8B. I made marks from light grey to black with these. The softer the pencil the darker and the easier to smudge.

The white, sanguine and sepia drawing pencils show up the paper tooth. This leaves a nice texture. The charcoals also leave a textured surface behind that can be smother with smudging.

finer nib implants are better for cross hatching and fine line detail. Larger smudgy drawing tools create a mood or atmosphere with just a few strokes.

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On this page I particularly like the multi coloured felt tip stippling. I think this could be a effective and interesting way to describe form. Also applying water over felt tip to allow the ink to run gives a painterly effect as it dose with the water soluble colouring pencils.

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About Emma Perring

Artist, oil painter

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