Recently I traveled to Germany, sketched a lot of works and came up with some new ideas. I discovered it's easy to sketch rich variety of gray levels as long as using light and heavy gray markers. It can make the sketch more interesting and more touching. In this article, I integrate this discovering into my experience, and conclude a series of different monochromatic marker styles for your reference. Hopefully, it can inspire you new thoughts. Thank you.
使用的用具 (The tools used in my works)
Toner Gray T3
Toner Gray T5
代針筆 ( Pen)
只有線條 (Outline only)
Outline Only is suitable for the building with complicate decoration or lines. It can emphasize the beauty of lines.
只有麥克筆 (Marker only)
Marker Only can quickly record the feeling but lack of details.
線條+ 淺灰色 (Outline + Light Gray)
Besides pure outline, apply light gray to highlight shadow can enrich the picture. But the outline is still the most important part.
線條+ 黑灰白 (Outline + Black / Gray / White)
Integrate the line and variety of gray levels into picture. Light and shadow become the major role of picture. I think this style has the richest expression.
You can also use partial colors to highlight the major role of your work. It is akin to photo effect.
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