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I can only think of a few options. Don't worry about masking or hiding the sketch. Make bold, dark outlines on purpose. Sketch the pattern you want in graphite, then draw the lines very dark (in graphite, or even ink). This does give the final result something of a "coloring book" feel, which may not be what you're wanting. Sketch outlines in the color of ...


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You can try to do your drawing with a graphite pencil, but you need to take with an xH hardness grade where x refers to a number. The higher this number will be, the harder the writing core will be and thus the lighter the mark left on the paper will be. You also need to pay attention how hard you press on the pencil, even if the pencil lead is soft. A ...


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You need to start with a sketch frame and fill it in from there. You're not going to be able to freehand draw it (without a ton of practice). Start with a circle, decide how many radials you want (in your last example there are 16) and then sketch them in using a protractor to get them even. I'd start with two perpendicular lines, then do the 45 degree ...


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You can use shading. As light naturally comes from above, the most logical approach to create a sense of depth is to add shadows to receding areas based on an imaginary light source straight above it, like this: Also note that the frame you are referring to has a lot of relief that similarly obscures and catches light, which has a huge effect on a sense of ...


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