An artist who is using brush and ink will often control the value of the ink with a __. By varying how much ink was applied to a surface, you can create light or dark areas on the paper. This creates depth in your artwork, which makes it more interesting to look at.
The __ can be used in several ways. You may paint light and dark shapes on your paper to create a visual pattern, or you may use one kind of brushstroke for the base texture with another type of brushstroke layered over it.
The variation between layers will create an interesting depth that becomes more enhanced when this technique is done in black ink.
Author: Gabriele Bartels
Publisher: Art-in-the-Making Company LLC