A Bit About Ink
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.
PEN AND INK TECHNIQUES
Learn the basics of pen and ink drawing techniques in this tutorial.
Learn basic pen and ink techniques and create textures using various applications in this recorded Live Lesson.
An introduction to "The Pen and Ink Experience" video course including materials and mark-making comparisons.
How to use line to create the illusion of form and light in a drawing and a look at the most commonly used methods for adding shading to a pen and ink drawing.
A look at creating the illusion of simulated textures using a variety of mark making techniques.
Learn ink wash techniques in this free drawing lesson.
Learn how to use line to it's full potential in this free drawing lesson.
Learn how to draw with hatching and cross hatching in this free drawing lesson video.
Basic drawing techniques including blending, hatching and cross hatching, rendering, and more.
PORTRAITS / FIGURE
Learn how to draw with professional markers in this lesson that features a drawing of a colorful skull.
A look at portrait drawing with pen and ink. Cross contour lines play a vital role in communicating the value range and the form of the subject.
Learn how to transfer an image to create an accurate ink wash in this recorded Live Lesson.
Learn how to draw a tree with pen and ink in this lesson and tutorial.
Learn how to draw with alcohol-based markers and pen and ink in this lesson series.
Enhance your creativity with this ink wash exercise.
A look at combining textures and values to create a landscape drawing with pen and ink.
Create an partially imagined landscape using diluted washes of ink in this four-part live lesson series.
Learn the basics of drawing with pen and ink and ink wash.
Learn how to layer pen and ink over watercolor in this two part video series.
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.
Learn how to use scratchboard (scrapeboard) to create a representational image of a cat.
A look at mixing application techniques (ink wash and pen) to create a looser, more expressive image.
A two part series on drawing an eagle with pen and ink. Micron pens are used.
Learn the process of crayon etching in this free drawing lesson video.
A look at applying ink wash using multiple layered applications to build up value and the illusion of form.
A two part series on combining watercolor and pen and ink. Recorded Live Lessons.
Learn how to use ink wash to create a still life painting in this tutorial that features excerpts of a 1 hour Live Lesson.
Watch the process of creating an ink wash still life from start to finish in this full length video.
PEN AND INK COURSE
“The Pen and Ink Experience” is a members only video course on drawing with ink. Featuring over 2 hours of video instruction and 51 pages of eBooks, the goal of this course is to provide the student with a comprehensive experience with pen and ink. Designed for beginners, this course lays the foundation necessary for success with pen and ink. HD videos and Ebooks. (8 Modules)
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