The weight of lines drawn with pencils varies according to the pressure and
direction of the stroke. You have probably already noticed that pencil lines
widen as you approach the end of the stroke. Also, lines may increase or
decrease in weight when you change direction of the stroke. Add interest,
depth, and sensitivity to drawings by varying line weights.
Figure 1-10 shows various line widths possible with the pencil.
Figure 1-10.Various line widths possible with
You can create the illusion of texture with pencil strokes. Crosshatching can
duplicate shades of grey. Broad strokes against illustration boards with a
high tooth resembles concrete or stucco. You can infer texture without
drawing every line in the pattern.
Figure 1-11 shows how you can imply a texture without drawing every line.
Figure 1-11.Indicating texture.
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