|A capture from Teoh's ink sketch video demonstrating the use of thin and thick lines for various purposes like depth.|
One of the best demonstrations about the difference line widths can make in a drawing comes from Teoh Yi Chie (who also runs Parka Blogs, featuring a ton of art book and art product reviews).
Here Teoh is showing what even minor differences in a set of Copic Multiliners—0.5mm, 0.3mm, and 0.1mm—can portray.
Notice how he uses the 0.1 both for distant buildings and cars (most noticeable with the buildings) as well as for the thin, more foreground details of the street wires. Also note the use of the 0.5 in the foreground and for the heavier cables.
You can view Teoh's video on YouTube.
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