Like the athlete who is ready for the challenge of competition, you are now ready to begin drawing. However, before the athlete starts the game, he must "loosen up" to ' relieve tension. The same is true for the artist. You must loosen up before you meet the challenge of that white paper. In this section you'll learn how to hold the pencil and how to loosen up. Then you'll discover how to create values, forms, and textures with the pencil and how to smudge for tones.
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