Sketch Book Series: Shading Practice (September 2010)

Painters sometimes paint black and white tonal studies. They make a strip starting with black paint, adding white until they achieve a smooth gradient from the blackest black to the whitest white. I did the same below with pen and ink, making a gradient of dense to sparse ink marks. This tonal gradient is a guide to light and dark values in the sketched subject.

Vintage Sketch Book Series: Shading Practice (September 2010)
Shading Practice (September 2010)
Vintage Sketch Book Series
Pen and Ink 5×3″ Sketch Book Paper

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