Challenge Yourself - Tools and Techniques - Drawing

Pens: Broad and fine markers, biros


Broad and fine markers and biros


You don’t always need to have specialist art equipment – a biro will do. Experiment with whatever pens you have, and find out what marks they make. 

Fine and broad markers, and also a biro are used here as an example.



Useful techniques include “hatching”  (drawing lots of parallel lines to look like shade) or building up a texture with dots or random marks. Both these techniques are included above.


  • Try some marks with pens – how do you like the feel of each pen compared with pencils and charcoal?
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