The Basics drawing marks

Assalamualaikum and hello everyone. so in this post, I will share about basis drawing mark that we need to know before start drawing.

Every drawing has something to offer, and no drawing, or way of drawing will provide a permanent solution to what drawing is or should be. Drawing is the basis of all artwork. On this course, you’ll be challenged to find your own artistic style and apply it to your art. We are going to experiment with a variety of techniques and explore both traditional and non-traditional styles of drawing. This will hopefully challenge your perception of what drawing is and help you understand how to use a variety of materials.


As well as representing contours, line can also be used to apply tone (light and shadow) to a drawing. This can be done by altering the:

  • Gap between the lines
  • Lightness / darkness of the line
  • Thickness of the line

There are many line techniques can be used to create tone, as illustrated in the worksheet below. Common techniques include:

  • Small dashes
  • Hatching (long, parallel lines on an angle)
  • Cross-hatching (parallel lines at right angles)
  • Stippling (dots)
  • Scribbles
  • Small crosses
  • Small circles

The angle that these techniques are applied may remain constant within a drawing, or it may change in response to the angle and direction of the forms. For example, cross-hatching may flow around the surface of an object in a similar direction as cross contour lines. These techniques are also a great way to create the illusion of texture (see our article about observational drawing.



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The example of lines technique used in basic drawing.



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