(Left) Varying the pressure of tan and peach colors, in different direc­tions, helps create a mottled character.

(Right) A single color, with varied pressures in opposite 45-degree direc­tions, implies subtle changes in value.


(Left) Grays and tans can be mixed to­gether, with varied pressures, to indicate different shades of colored concrete.

(Right) Tans and peach colors are also easily mixed, with varied pressures, to es­tablish a mottled concrete character.

Brick or Concrete Pavers (Left) Varied widths of rust and orange frayed lines, along with some saved white, provide for a running bond pattern. (Right) Peach, along with wide bands of rust color and some saved white, pro­vide for a soft brick color.

Brick or Concrete Pavers

(Left) Bands of red and brick colors drawn with varied pressures can create a more common red brick pattern.

(Right) Browns and grays can also be combined to create an earth-toned pat­tern of brick or concrete pavers.


(Left) Varying the pressure and direc­tion of gray and light blue is commonly used for delineating limestone.

(Right) Adding peach to gray and light blue allows for more subtle changes in color, thus resembling sandstone.


(Left) Irregular patterns of sandstone are often rendered with a combination of gray, blue, and peach.

(Right) Eliminating peach from stone color will suggest more of a blue – stone paving character.

Updated: October 19, 2015 — 9:19 am