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Fearless Drawing by Kerry Lemon

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This chapter offers another chance to combine some
of the many techniques we’ve explored together
throughout the book, this time with a focus on the
more traditional forms of drawing. We’re going right
back to the earliest adventures to revisit manipulating
our pencil, paying special attention to the following:
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Pressure
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Line
O
Shade
O
Eraser drawing
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Pattern
O
Paper piercing
I am always inspired by the natural world. My subject
for this project is a rose, but again, I encourage you
to find a subject that excites you. Because I always
work in pen, I enjoyed this opportunity to play with
the wide variety of effects that can be created using
a simple 2B pencil. We are going right back to basics,
so all that is really needed is your 2B pencil and eraser,
but feel free to add other techniques if you wish, such
as paper piercing, stitch, or collage.
Drawing
Masterclass
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MY ROSE
This is my final drawing of a rose, inspired by a painting I created in Paris.
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Dot Shading
I added lots of dots for shading and interest, taking time to color some carefully while
applying other single dots more randomly with slight pressure.
Pressure and Line
I darkened areas of the line by applying more pressure and creating a thicker line. I think
this variable line adds more interest to the drawing.
Eraser Drawing
I used the eraser with my pencil to push and pull areas of tone, adding darkness with
the pencil and light with the eraser to get the effect I was looking for.
Shading
I used some dot shading on the flower, but much of the shading in this piece was
created by adding smooth, graduated tones of gray.
Pattern
I created a scalloped pattern of semicircular shapes around the main circle.
Paper Piercing
I used a needle to add a section of paper piercing for texture and pattern.
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YOURS
Time now for your final drawing in the book. Find a subject that excites you and
then create a drawing directly into the pages here combining any of the following
techniques:
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Pressure
O
Line
O
Shade
O
Eraser drawing
O
Pattern
O
Paper piercing
TIPS
Take time to revisit earlier chapters of the book to brush up on the techniques.
Feel free to collage over areas and use additional skills we have explored instead of the ones I have
suggested here.
Consider adding texture with areas of stitch.
I’m left-handed so I place a clean sheet of printer paper over the drawing on which to rest my hand
so I don’t smudge the work.
Remember to spray the finished drawing with hairspray to prevent smudging.
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