Most of my drawings are created either with pencil linework or with pen and ink. I have on occasion combined the two into drawings with great results. Why merge pen and pencil? Pen linework can convey precision and detail but limited tonal quality. Pencil offers a great range of tonal variation but may not have crisp line characteristics. By combining the linework from a pen and the soft hatching from a pencil, the result is an interesting hybrid drawing. Below are examples of some very detailed drawings using this mixed media approach.
Multiple Sports Activities. This very detailed look into an imaginary indoor sports facility was drawn with a technical pen and a soft graphite pencil to add the tone.
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