Whether it's concrete, white marble, colored marble or black, always start with 3 plane values, then work in details such as stippling for gritty texture on concrete and stone, or a vein structure for marble.


The Sketch above of a Marc Newson marble chair, above left rendered in black marble on trace paper with marker and color pencils. Above right, using Levels in Photoshop it's easy to make the same rendering appear as if it's white marble.

Tulip Dining table with white marble top by Eero Saarinen with Eames bent wood chairs. Right, same with black marble.

Control of your PROFILE line is
critical as it will help to indicate a smooth or roughly textured surface.


Cobblestone is very rough. Keep this in mind when you manipulate your line work to add that character.

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