Subjects with Pen and Ink – Objects

Subjects with Pen and Ink: Objects

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Lesson Description

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

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.

Lesson 3 - Acorn

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

Lesson 4 - Shoe

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

Lesson 5 - Pumpkin

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

Lesson Materials

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

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Finished Drawing

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Subjects with Pen and Ink – Objects — 29 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

  6. Oooooohhhhh this looks great !!! I went away a while but back and this can add on to the pen & ink one I’m half way through.
    Yes, nice one Matt all the best 😁

  7. I am in the trial period but will pay in full shortly. I am a bit anxious as I am often I’ll and unable to draw on those days, I hope I can still complete the course eventually
    Valerie.

  8. I am in the trial period but will pay in full shortly. I am a bit anxious as I am often ill and unable to draw on those days, I hope I can still complete the course eventually
    Valerie.

  9. hi matt with the grey broken lines is there any right and wrong way like is there any wrong amount of broken lines, is there any right way to do this?

  10. I am hoping this course will get me out of my Coronovirus artists block ! Today I shall practice the techniques. I am keeping my fingers crossed. Normally your courses never fail to inspire me Matt.

  11. Not being able to download the video for offline viewing is a bummer. I go to a cancer ward for 5 hrs every 3 weeks. The hospital Wi-Fi does not support streaming. My option was to put the videos on a flash card and watch them. I also download the eBook for ref.

  12. Hi Matt, as an absolute beginner it is such a pleasure to follow your lessons. I am so happy to have found you in the universe of youtube :o). It seems as if your skills and abilities flow directly into my hand through the youtube channel. It’s so fun building these drawing skills with you. Keep it up.

    When drawing the shoe, I noticed that after a while I looked more at your drawing and drawed the lines as you did and how you explained it. But when I looked at the reference, I found it difficult to recognize these different planes. How can I sharpen this view? Just through more practice or do you have another tip? The tip with the finger, i.e. imagining running my finger over the surface doesn’t help me enough, especially with the shoe. I get lost in all these planes.

  13. Thank you. I’m so enjoying each lesson. It really is almost a meditation time as I lose myself in the lesson and drawing. I’ve come to this later in life and it gives me so much pleasure. With your guidance even I can draw passable and identifiable objects with form and value. So thank you again 😀

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