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Create Visual Texture with Pitt Artist Pens

Posted on February 23 2021

Mushroom sketch with a Pitt Artist Pen

A texture tutorial with Pitt Artist Pens!

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a tutorial for creating visual textures using a Pitt Artist Pen and Goldfaber Color Pencils. I have made a complete materials list for you.

Materials:

Grip 2001 Graphite Pencil - HB - #117000

Kneadable Art Eraser - Grey - #127220

Pitt Artist Pen® Extra Superfine - #199 Black - #567099

Goldfaber Color Pencils - Tin of 48 - #214748

Mixed Media paper, cut to 9 x 6 inches

 A sketch on paper with Grip Graphite Pencil

For today’s tutorial, I chose to draw a tree with mushrooms growing from its trunk, one that’s on my street. Pick a subject that has a variety of texture to it.

Start with a light sketch of outlines using the Grip pencil.

Sketch on paper with Pitt Artist Pen

With the Black Extra Superfine tip Pitt Artist Pen, define the mushrooms.

Sketch on paper with Pitt Artist Pen

When you draw anything with texture, pay close attention to the patterns. On this tree trunk, I could see dots, dashes and small squares and rectangles.

Mushroom sketch with Pitt Artist Pen

The bark of the tree looked chipped and ready to crumble - I represented that texture with stacks of irregular squares and rectangles. Then there were spaces where the bark had altogether disintegrated leaving the raw trunk exposed and those were marked by vertical dashes

Mushroom sketch with Goldfaber Color Pencils

Create some visual depth by adding more layers of ink with the Pitt Artist Pen so the mushroom clusters stand out from the tree trunk.

Add some colors with Goldfaber Color Pencils in of browns, greys and greens.

Mushroom sketch with Pitt Artist Pen

I hand-lettered some notes to my sketch, also with the Pitt Artist Pen.

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial with Pitt Artist Pens and Goldfaber Color Pencils. Study and re-create textures from around you with Pitt Artist Pens and accent them with colors using Goldfaber Color Pencils.

 

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