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Finding My Own Visual Language - Exercise 4

Visual Exercise 4:  An Exercise in Mark Making  From: Dunnewald et al.  Finding Your Own Visual Language

This is a "freewheeling" exercise done by "marking" (doodling) an entire page until full, completing 6-10 pages of marks.  I did suggestions #3 and 7 - using different tools and different paints/inks.  The end of May and most of June were so busy that I didn't post any of these doodles and I haven't even thought about exercise 5.

I'm not sure how interesting these marks/doodles are to anyone but me - but I am fascinated with the use of my wide parallel pen which is one of the last pages of doodles that I did (see below).  I'm not a doodler so filling this many pages with random marks was a fun exercise. 

1.  PENTEL POCKET BRUSH PEN

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2.  OSMIROID CALLIGRAPHY PEN

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3.  TOMBOW MARKER - BRUSH AND FELT TIP

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4. RIGGER BRUSH AND WATERCOLOR

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5. WIDE PARALLEL PEN

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6.  BAMBOO PEN, DIP PEN WITH 2 NIBS, RULING PEN

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Observations:

I prefer geometric rather than organic/amorphous shapes 

A Rigger brush can be very accurate for drawing lines and making marks.

A wide parallel pen is an amazing tool for doodling - very dramatic and interesting shapes emerge!  I wonder if a narrower parallel pen would give me the variation in line that I'd like with figure drawing?  Seems like an experiment worth doing!

 

Comments

You certainly did your homework!

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