Subjects with Pen and Ink: Food

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Lesson Description

In this lesson series, we’ll draw several delicious foods with pen and ink.

Lesson 10 - Sushi

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

Lesson 11 - Avocados

In lesson eleven, we use nib (or dip) pens and cross hatching to create a drawing of avocados.

Lesson 12 - Cupcake

In lesson twelve, we use nib (or dip) pens and cross hatching to create a drawing of a cupcake.

Lesson 13 - Hamburger

In lesson thirteen, we use nib (or dip) pens and cross hatching to create a drawing of a hamburger.

Lesson 14 - Ice Cream

In lesson fourteen, we use technical drawing pens and scribbling to create a drawing of ice cream.

Lesson 15 - Cherries

In lesson fifteen, we use ink wash to create a drawing of cherries.

Lesson 16 - Croissant

In lesson sixteen, we use ink wash and hatching to create a drawing of a croissant.

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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Lesson Discussion

  1. Even though my first experience of ‘handwrighting’ 65+ years ago, was using a dip pen and dark blue claggy ink, my recent efforts have been disappointing. I have never been a believer in using specifically designed ‘left handed’ tools, but in this case wonder if it would make the learning experience easier? None of my local shops seem to stock pens described as suitable for left handed users – do they exist and if so, has anyone found them useful, or do I just need to persevere with the generic nibs I bought as a set? There are so many types and prices it’s hard to know.

    • Hi Barbara,

      I can definitely see the need for a lefty pen when writing, but for drawing I think you can stick with the generic. If you start from the right and work your way to the left, you should be able to keep your palm out of the way and prevent any smearing.

      • Thanks, Matt, I am doing surprising well with the dip pens, a bit scratchy at first but with a bit more practice I’ll be fine – ands it’s fun!

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