The wide-nib marker is a unique drawing tool because of its broad V2- to Winch felt nib. As a tone medium, it is ideal for filling in areas between lines. As a line medium, the broad strokes can quickly define an area and therefore simplify the sketch. Semitransparent juxtapositioning of broad strokes injects new life and char- , ,, ,
, one stroke (define the shape)
acter into a drawing by giving it contrast and motion. The application of the wide-nib marker to sketching is similar to the use of pastels and oil-painting brushes: all have a premeasured applicator. It is this characteristic that makes markers unique. Rather than simply using them to fill in areas, a task that can be done with many other color media, this characteristic should be creatively exploited.
a line drawing (fine-point felt-tip pen)
a line drawing (wide-nib marker)
two strokes (define the spatial edges)
five or more strokes (fill in with texture)
Title: Mosque in Cairo. Egypt Original size: 9x12 inches Medium: Pilot razor point on bristol board Technique: line texture
Title: Palace at Heliopols Egypt Original size: 9x12 inches Medium: Pilot razor point on bristol board Technique: line texture
Title: Street Study Original size: 8x11 inches Medium: felt-tip markers and pencil on white tracing paper Technique: line and tone drawing
Title: Downtown Original size: 14 x 30 inches Medium: felt-tip markers on yellow tracing paper Technique: line drawing
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