Illustration: Light-Dark study

Keeping on with the same line of sketching projects, just finnished another study of light and dark, contrast, shading, textures. Used white ink pen only for the keyhole, wanted to enhance the light intensity. In rest, sketched with a single white pencil, varying the textures and strokes directions.

Illustration, Light-Dark study on black paper, A4 size (80gr/m²)
Light-Dark study on black paper, A4 size (80gr/m²)

Illustration: Jellyfish

Tried this out. White pen, white and silver inkpen’s. I’m not 100% at peace with the result. At the end it is an experience, understanding how pens interact with textured paper, for a such topic and desired visual effect.

Jellyfish- illustration on black paper, using vary white and silver pens
‘Jellyfish’, illustration on black paper (360 g/m²)

Sketching in reverse

Drawing on black paper is essentially working in reverse. With a sketch that’s on white (or light-colored) paper, you’re typically starting with light shading and working towards deep shadows. The opposite is true when working on black paper; a dark ground is already there, so you’ve got to transition from pitch black to medium grey to bright white marks.

Window' (Sketching, white charcoal and inkpen on black paper)
‘Window’ (Sketching, white charcoal and inkpen on black paper)

Go ‘white’…

…And set it on black. Endless possibilities of expression in illustrating. Imaginative, figurative, cut from reality or just from a dream.

Here, focused with the details and to acquire shine effect around the subject. Used inkpens, white and silver, as well as a fine touch of white charcoal.

‘ Yucca’ (white and silver inkpens on black paper)

Drawing is therapy

…And not only drawing, sketching, painting, any form of following your passion into a performing art, helps to cure the fears, filling the loneliness up, turning the darkness of the spirit into the light.

Sketching white on black paper
Drawing help to sustain a healthy method of self-expression

Drawing can also be used as a method of communication for the more introvert people (in regards to expressing ideas and thoughts) and encourages creative problem solving and self-discovery (finding your own style, for example).

Sketching white on black paper
Drawing is therapy

Clear your mind and make yourself feel less stressed, it is absolutely worth it.

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