Posts tagged shading
From thin to thick (creating shades)

I have just emerged from my metaphorical jungle of Youtube videos. For the sake of humanity, I have watched countless videos on "how to use a pointed pen".

While most of these videos are comprehensive and well thought of, they all seem to fly over one point that I think is quite important—when it comes to creating shades, they instruct the viewer to "push down" or "add pressure". 

That is technically correct. However, we have to take into account that most calligraphy beginners would have been using ball point pens.

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