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Drawing a Brick Wall in Pen and Ink with Tonal Wash

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Using Line and Wash
using line and wash
If you don't want to do a lot of hatching or stippling, line and wash can be an effective combination. The wash does need to do a lot more work though. You can use a defined, linear style with or without hatching, or opt for a more relaxed broken outline. In this very rough example, scribbly broken line, suggests the verticals and horizontals of stonework. The trick is not to make any lines too long and to draw corner areas. Concentrate texture in dark areas and use more detail in the foreground. Variations in the ink wash can also be used to suggest variations in tonal value between areas of brick and stone.
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