Mastering the basic mediums of pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, pastel, and
pigments is still the prerequisite for success as an Illustrator Draftsman. Indeed,
for many, the appeal of the DM rating has everything to do with the tactile
element of the more traditional media. Even if you work primarily with
computer-generated imagery, you are expected to know the visual impression
given by different media over various surfaces, blending techniques, and
reproduction and presentation limitations.
The material in this chapter enables you to do the following:
Differentiate between continuous-tone pen and ink drawings and line
Select a medium based on the intended creative statement.
Select a paper appropriate to the desired media.
Recognize the versatility of various media.
Distinguish between oil-based, water-based, and polymer-based pigments.
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