I am addicted to taking online art classes. I am planning on doing a blog post reviewing all of the classes I've taken both at Sketchbook Skool and on Craftsy. But for now, I will just talk a little about one of the classes I'm taking - Paul Heaston's Pen and Ink Essentials on Craftsy.
Paul is a master at pen and ink drawings - especially with hatching. For my homework (for this class and Koosje Koene's Sketchbook Skool's Seeing klass drawing selfies), I drew myself using the scribble method of mark making and indicating value.
I really liked this method of mark making as it got me to loosen up and really just pay attention to values, rather than lines.
Next, I used the basket texture technique in another selfie value study. Both of these drawings were done from a black and white selfie photo.
I also liked this method, though it is more deliberate and time consuming. But, it did help me concentrate just on values.
What do you think of these mark making methods? Have you tried them?