Subjects with Pen and Ink – Objects

Subjects with Pen and Ink
Series 1 - "Objects"
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About This Course

This course consists of 31 video lessons covering a variety of subjects and approaches to drawing with pen and ink.

"Objects" with Pen and Ink

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

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Introduction and Materials

Let's have a look at the materials and surfaces we'll use throughout the course and review the basic ink application techniques we'll apply to complete all 31 drawings.

Lesson 1 - Ink Bottle

In lesson one, we use technical drawing pens and cross hatching to create a drawing of an ink bottle on smooth Bristol paper.

Lesson 2 - Feather

In lesson two, we use technical drawing pens and hatching to create a drawing of a feather.

Subjects with ink - feather

Lesson 3 - Acorn

In lesson three, we use technical drawing pens and hatching to create a drawing of an acorn.

Subjects with ink - acorn

Lesson 4 - Shoe

In lesson four, we use technical drawing pens and cross hatching to create a drawing of an old shoe.

Subjects with ink - shoe

Lesson 5 - Pumpkin

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

Subjects with ink - pumpkin
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Comments

Subjects with Pen and Ink – Objects — 17 Comments

  1. Damn! I’m stuck in hospital having had a knee replacement and it will be another three days before I am allowed home….. grrr. I shall have to work hard to catch up. The drawing, and commentary, on the ink bottle were superb – as usual.
    Thank you Matt.
    Best regards from sunny Portugal

  2. Matt, inktober is wonderful! I love your pen and ink lessons. Suggestion: I would like to see the hatching used on the portrait of a young person. Keep up the good job!

  3. Matt, can you explain whether we are supposed to try to follow the contours/ actual strands of the feather of to be concerned purely with creating darks and lights – I am a bit confused!

    • HI Barbara, the cross contour lines are doing double duty with the feather. Not only are they creating the texture, but also the value. In the areas were the value is lighter, a broken line is used or less lines are used and the texture is implied.

  4. I am soo looking forward to following all the lessons. Actually I am teaching students to improve their coloured pencil skills. While I feel confident in applying coloured pencils I had a second thought about improving my own drawing skills. And here it was. You came up with the right lessons to do: Easy to take with me everywhere, bus and train, and anytime. Maybe not the ink washes in the busses, ha, ha! Thank you.

  5. Matt,
    This may be a 62 or 93 day project for me. I am stuck on the Acorn right now.
    I also noticed my ability to draw a straight line or make the pen go where my mind says to go is getting worse. I am hanging in there though and I will just repeat the
    acorn until I get it looking as good as I want and then move on.
    Ken

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