What you’ll need
Paper or sketchbook
Assorted Small Objects / Shapes
There are many pencil techniques to show value. Which marks are right for your work?
You can build up and layer marks to create 3D form. This is the hatch mark= mostly 1 line direction
It is helpful to go back and add more value, and erase as needed to build your form.
Sometimes artist smudge as a way of blending with fingers or other tools.
There are many marks that can be layered to build value
The scumbling technique= the controlled scribble
Smudging= create form using left over graphite on your finger or tool (more challenging to control)
Cross Hatching= hatch marks that go in different directions to build up the form using value
Stippling= using many dots to build up your layers of value
Try them ALL... and have fun!