TWO PENCILS

mark making exercise

Technique

Orthodox hand, continuous contact, eraser.

Drawing is no larger than 11".

Materials

  • B
  • 2B
  • 4B
  • 6B

Aims

By using 2 pencils you bound together, you will produce a range of dense and sometimes, unpredictable mark that will provide you with a surface to adjust, re-structure, and work, both with, and against.


The drawing provides you with an opportunity to start by making marks inside the form, and there-by break the habit of using line to draw the outer contour edge first.

Method

  1. Tape B and 2B sharp pencils together to become a single unit.
  2. Draw in a fairly light and loose way.
  3. Start by making marks that are structural and essentially well placed, feeling the feel and flow of the form.
  4. DO NOT DRAW AN OUTLINE AND FILL IT IN
  5. Work from the inside of the form.
  6. Feel the marks as you make them. They will be awkward but interesting. Make them lighter or darker - as is appropriate.
  7. Vary your mark-making vocabulary to include


  • dots
  • dashes
  • smudges
  • anything else you feel appropriate


It may be necessary to use the eraser to adjust marks that are too dark or inappropriate.

This clarification may be tighter, more focused but the tightness will rest on top of, and integrate into the earlier and looser drawing process.

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