2 Marks on the page

There is something beautiful about smooth lines and masterful hatching. Skilled use of the drawing instrument will allow you to put what is in your eye or your mind down on the page. Achieving that requires technical knowledge and focused practice. This section takes you through the techniques for and ways to practise making marks – lines and tone – on your drawing surface.

Details on doing this with different materials are covered in Section 5. Here we go into the fundamentals of moving your hand and arm, the use of lines and how to use tone. This section is where you will learn about light and dark which are central to a powerful picture.

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