Ink Drawing Tutorials

Ink Drawing Tutorials

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All of the tutorials on this page involve the use of inks.  Ink can be applied to a surface through a pen or by brush.  Ink has been a reliable medium for many illustrators because of its permanence, versatility and its ability to be reproduced accurately.

Inks come in a variety of colors and can be applied to a variety of surfaces. 

Mostly inks are applied to smooth surfaced papers, but watercolor paper is also an acceptable surface.  Inks can be applied to dried watercolor paintings and are often used in conjunction other mediums.  

Take a look at the tutorials below to improve your ink drawing techniques.

INK DRAWING LESSONS

Pen and Ink LessonBasic Pen and Ink Techniques
Learn the basics of pen and ink drawing techniques in this tutorial
Watercolor-and-Pen-and-InkWatercolor and Pen and Ink Sketch
Learn how to combine Watercolor and Pen and ink to create loose sketches in this video drawing lesson
Ink Wash Live LessonInk Wash Portrait - Full Length Video (1:03:53)
Learn how to transfer an image to create an accurate ink wash in this recorded Live Lesson Members Only Become a member
Pen and Ink Watercolor Painting TutorialWatercolor and Pen and Ink
Excerpts from the 2 hour watercolor and pen and ink tutorial.
Pen and Ink Watercolor Painting TutorialWatercolor and Pen and Ink Full Length Videos (2:08:30)
Learn how to layer pen and ink over watercolor in this two part video series. Part One (1:09:57) Part Two (58:23) Members Only Become a member
Free Drawing Lessons-Ball Point PenBall Point Pen Drawing
Learn how a ball point pen can be used to create drawings in this drawing demonstration.
Line Quality Drawing LessonLine Quality and Cross Contour Lines
Learn how to use line to it's full potential in this free drawing lesson.
Free Drawing Lessons- Hatching and Cross HatchingHatching and Cross Hatching
Learn how to draw with hatching and cross hatching in this free drawing lesson video.
The Secrets to Drawing Basic Drawing TechniquesThe Secrets to Drawing- Basic Drawing Techniques
Learn the secrets to drawing in this members only video series- Part 10 Premium Video
The Secrets to Drawing InkThe Secrets to Drawing- Ink
Learn the secrets to drawing in this members only video series- Part 16 Premium Video
How to draw an eye with pen and inkHow to Draw an Eye - Pen and Ink
Learn how to draw an eye in pen and ink in this drawing tutorial.
Ink wash Techniques- Painting LessonsInk Wash Techniques
Learn ink wash techniques in this free drawing lesson.
Ink Wash Still LifeInk Wash Still Life - Excerpts
Learn how to use ink wash to create a still life painting in this tutorial that features excerpts of a 1 hour Live Lesson.
Ink Wash Still LifeInk Wash Still Life - Full Length Video (58:18)
Watch the process of creating an ink wash still life from start to finish in this full length video. Members Only Become a member
Free Drawing Lessons- Non Traditional ToolsNon Traditional Drawing Tools
Learn how to create drawings with non traditional drawing tools like sticks and stones in this drawing lesson video.
Free Drawing Lessons- Crayon EtchingCrayon Etching
Learn the process of crayon etching in this free drawing lesson video.
Artistic Crayon EtchingArtistic Approach to Crayon Etching
Time lapse of an artistic approach to crayon etching.
Artistic Crayon EtchingArtistic Approach to Crayon Etching - Full Length Video (1:12:06)
Learn how to create your own scratchboard and approach the medium in an artistic way in this full length video. Members Only Become a member
Pen and ink drawing tutorialPen and Ink Landscape Drawing Tutorial
Learn how create texture with line in this drawing tutorial that features excerpts of a 1 hour lesson.
Pen and ink drawing tutorialPen and Ink Landscape Drawing Tutorial -Full Length Video (1:15:25)
Learn how to use pen and ink to create the illusion of realistic textures in a pen and ink drawing in this full length video. Members Only Become a member
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