Subjects with Pen and Ink – Animals

Subjects with Pen and Ink: Animals

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Lesson Description

In this lesson series, we’ll draw several different animals with pen and ink.

Lesson 17 - Bird

In lesson seventeen, we use nib (or dip) pens and cross hatching to create a drawing of a bird on smooth Bristol paper.

Lesson 18 - Butterfly

In lesson eighteen, we use technical drawing pens and cross hatching to create a drawing of a butterfly.

Lesson 19 - Koi

In lesson nineteen, we use ink wash and nib pens to create a drawing of a Koi fish.

Lesson 20 - Elephant

In lesson twenty, we use technical drawing pens to create a drawing of an elephant.

Lesson 21 - Crab

In lesson twenty-one, we use technical drawing pens to create a drawing of a crab.

Lesson Materials

  • Technical Drawing Pens
  • Dip or Nib Pens
  • Bottled Ink (Carbon Black)
  • Smooth Bristol Paper
  • Hot Press Watercolor Paper
  • Nylon Brushes
  • 2H, H, or HB Graphite Pencil
  • Kneaded Eraser

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Subjects with Pen and Ink – Animals — 4 Comments

  1. Ooohhhh this is aassome, sorry I’ve not been around much on here. You know when I told you I was struggling with my health issues and it’s took a long time to break through, I did it but then it all came back.
    I did Inktober last year and only got one finished so I was determined to do it, well didn’t get any posted but it doesn’t matter I’ve done 9 drawings which I’m on inking.
    I’m really proud of myself doing 9 drawings in a month 😁😁😁.
    And now you doing pen & ink series. I am actually half way through your pen & ink course. I’ve quite enjoyed drawing with ink pens and bottled ink.The only thing I found challenging is blending with ink, it’s not as easy as ya think.
    Again thanks for everything Matt because I’ve grown so much even though I haven’t thought that myself. And I fell in the house because my bad leg will give way and sometimes I’ve issues with my balance but this time I managed to break my foot, God was agony !!!!
    I have a high pain threshold because of my conditions, anyway I went over on my foot.
    And it’s broken and I was thinking no my Inktober but they gave me. Moon boot helping me walk whilst it’s healing.

    Never rains but it pours…..
    Kind regards Christine 😁

    • Hi there, thanks for your message I’m actually going to do these whilst finishing the course.
      I was moving on to coloured pencils next but because I’m doing these ink drawings it will all tie in 😁😁😁 I’m going to enjoy this all.
      When I started studying with Matt I was just doing black n white pencil drawings & that’s all I wanted to do.
      Now I’m like ooohh I want to do this and that lol. I’m like a little sponge.
      And I definitely didn’t think I would be doing pen & ink at all.then I decided to do Inktober, last year & year before I did Inktober, I did 2 the 1st year but I did around 8 sketches ready to ink.
      I know it’s practice loads and I will be continuing to practice more because I need to be doing more drawings this year.
      It all depends on my health of course that’s why it can take me a while, I have good days and bad days, usually there is more bad.
      But I’m sure I will get there xx

  2. I think your courses are quite wonderful..as a new member (from ,,down under,,) I really appreciate your professionalism and artistic skills…and I am already back to drawing…
    Well done
    Wayne

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