Adding Pen to Pencil and Wash

Layering pencil, pen, and wash yields a more assertive result than pencil and wash, since the black pen line is definitive, bold, and high contrast. The approach is similar to using pencil and wash. However, your pencil drawing is used as a safety net, rather than for values. Pen offers both contour and value. Light wash is added to provide a unifying middle gray. Reapplication of both wash and pen deepens values. Crisp and soft edges need attention. Constructive critique helps you see where darker values and edge work is needed.

Choose subject matter that you enjoyed using for contour drawing. Your pen line is best for boldly defined, detailed objects with clear edges and segments, as opposed to a simple rounded object like an egg. Work with items that excite you, but also have definite, rather than suggested, edges.

"You need to think, It's only art.

Mj feelings are important here!

Anger can break the negative connection.

-student isabel torbert

Try marks like these to see how adding pen to pencil and wash can enhance a drawing.
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Pen And Wash Artists

The artist said of the top drawing, "I ate that potato." drawings by student rita walker copping

The artist said of the top drawing, "I ate that potato." drawings by student rita walker copping

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