Different Media

Every medium has its own qualities — for example, colored pencil makes delicate marks, while ink and brush creates fluid, gestural lines. Clarify your intentions before deciding upon your media — do you want to make a drawing that is analytical, emotional, allusive, or descriptive? However, trust your intuition; there's nothing to stop you making an emotionally-charged image in pen and ink.

MEDiA FOR ANALYSiS AND EMOTiON

Images Descriptive Illusions

Colored pencil - used for this study of Brussels sprouts drawn centrally on toned paper - allows for fine detail and a degree of decorative expression in both line and tonal work,

Gesso Ink Drawing
Mixed media - a combination of ink, gesso, and pastel - create an expressive, colorful, gestural drawing that deliberately plays with space and depth to emphasize a sense of exuberance.
Images Descriptive Illusions

Pen and ink Is well suited to this detailed study of a grasshopper. Fine lines capture the Intricacy of surface detail, while empty space around the insect focuses attention on the bold rendering of the central form.

Colored pencil - used for this study of Brussels sprouts drawn centrally on toned paper - allows for fine detail and a degree of decorative expression in both line and tonal work,

Pen and ink Is well suited to this detailed study of a grasshopper. Fine lines capture the Intricacy of surface detail, while empty space around the insect focuses attention on the bold rendering of the central form.

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