Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pen & Ink Resources

So you have decided to explore the world of pen & ink.... 
Here are some resources to help you out.

How to use Pen & Ink - helpful images and explanations of things like nibs, marks, etc.

I like that this page has lots of "YES/NO" images to help you understand techniques:

"How to Ink a Drawing" - super simple explanation (w/ pictures) of a 4-step inking process that involves:
  1. cleaning up your pencil drawing
  2. putting down the base lines
  3. adding texture
  4. adding tone

"Five Reasons to Draw with Pen & Ink" -- I don't care about the reasons. This page has awesome illustrations to look at!

Need to see specific mark-making techniques broken down?

Here are all the links listed, so that if someone prints this post, they have them:

And here's a giraffe:

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