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A journey into drawing

Part 2 Trudy Friend offers more tips and techniques for making the most of your drawing media

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

How to add interest and depth to your drawings

How to replicate natural textures through mark making

In last month’s article a wandering line was used to create forms, however, to draw pebbles, I showed how a simple outline may be absorbed by tone as the first stage of a smooth tonal build-up, where carefully applied layers increase tonal values. If you create a gradated tonal ‘ribbon’ (below) irst then include a similar variety of tonal values in your drawing, you will be able to achieve a threedimensional interpretation. Remember, it is just as important to retain areas of untouched paper for the lightest lights and strong highlights.

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Welcome to the Summer issue of Leisure Painter, where we aim to cover all your favourite media and subjects . In this month's issue you will find all the help you'll need for drawing or painting landscapes, flowers, animals, harbour scenes, seascapes, weather effects and more in watercolour, acrylics, oils, pastels and drawing media. Learn how to find the perfect view when sketching outdoors and find confidence-boosting tips for painting in public when you venture out this year. From how to make marks in graphite and reproduce textures in nature to three important considerations when painting from photographs, enjoy your month of painting with Leisure Painter