Art Tips: Creating texture in Pencil II

Posted by: phelim

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Here is a small study of a shed door to implement the pencil strokes:

1. Outline the shape of the roof, opening and doorway.  No need to be too perfect.  We are using the strokes to create some of the age and character.

2.  Draw in the tiles on the roof and outline the placement of shadows, stones and the panelling of the door.
3. Now, using a 2b and 5b, start by shading in your dark areas, hatching (6) across the tiles inside the shed and on the door (1) & (3).  The stones and wall are a combination of (2), (4), (5), (6) and (8) remembering that the shadows are cast downward so under the stones etc.

For grass, use strokes (1), (3) and (7).
Until next time, Phelim

Art Tips: Creating Texture in Pencil

Posted by: phelim

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When drawing with pencil you need to be able to create a wide range of textures for surface effects.
Here are some examples created with a 2b pencil.  By varying both the pressure and direction of your strokes you can achieve a texture to suit your needs.
1. Jagged vertical strokes
2. Short, loose, vertical strokes
3. Long, loose, vertical strokes
4. Short, loose, hatching strokes (diagonal strokes)
5. Long, loose, hatching strokes
6. Standard soft hatching and cross-hatching
7. Loose, 'squiggly' lines
8. Dots

Next time I'll do a sample drawing incorporating all of the above.  In the meantime practise these and it will help to improve your pencil control. All the best, Phelim.