The Pen & Ink Experience: Introduction and Materials
This course features:
2 Hours of Instruction
30 Day Money Back Guarantee
An introduction to “The Pen and Ink Experience" video series. A look at the basic materials used and comparisons between technical pens, dip or nib pens, and painting with a brush.
Micron pens - sizes "01,03,05", Dip or nib pens, liquid ink ("Carbon Black" preferred), Bristol paper (Vellum surface), and a Nylon brush.
Distributing any content downloaded from this site is strictly prohibited and against the terms and conditions of use.
Hi Matt. I’m really looking forward to this course. At this stage I have only one question for you – will you be addressing watercolor washes as well as ink washes? Or is there no significant difference between the techniques?
Best wishes, Bill
Thanks! This course will strictly be centered around ink. We’ll be covering ink wash – but not watercolor. There is a difference between the two. Ink cannot be reactivated like watercolor can.
Thanks, Matt. Can’t wait!
I really love this first class.
I would like to draw my dad this way as I remember him last in an black top coat.
What’s the audience of this course? I have just a bit wxperience with pencil and oil, but only as a beginner. Will my minimal background fit for this course?
Absolutely! This course is designed for absolute beginners.
In addition to your course (I didn’t watch it yet, sorry) – could you recommend any good “third-party” (or your own, e.g.) book for reading and learning ink drawing/painting along with your course? I mean a full-size paper or e-book with wide information about the history, old masters, techniques, famous artists, secrets and so on.
P.S. I was buying your courses on udemy before – I should note that you’re an awesome tutor and a pretty charismatic person. And I’ve started to dive deep into fine art thanks to you, Matt 🙂
Thanks so much for your comments! You can see what books I recommend for artists here…http://thevirtualinstructor.com/blog/the-best-books-for-learning-how-to-draw
Really looking forward to studying this course! I think ink is such an overlooked and underrated medium. You can produce such cool effects and really give the illusion of realism.
I like pen and ink drawing a lot. This course is educating me in drawing with pen and ink in ways more interesting and believable. Thanks for creating these superb lessons.
I’m trying the trial offer and this first module is freezing at about 1:15. Module 2 works fine.
i like it
I am new to this membership. I live in Western Australia and I would like to know what you mean by carbon black ink.
Is it water based or alcohol based. What do I look for in WA Australia? I don’t live near Perth the Capital City but I can order online if I know what to look for. Would you know the brand names that are compatible with what you use?
Hi Matt from Portugal,
Thank you very much for this course, I am enjoying it!
I am very excited to start this course! Going back to school after many years, I want to be ready for my Art classes that will be coming soon. I did great in High school, but I stopped drawing and I want to get back into my Art. I can’t wait!
How should clean the dip and nibs?
As my portrait course has been postponed as I’ve not been well lately, my pain levels are not good and so I’ve had a lot of motivation issues and my course has suffered even just me drawing.
I’m working on my motivation buts its ver very slow. But pleased to say I’ve started a few projects 😃 And I discovered ‘inktober’ for the 1st time, I have ink pens so I thought I would have a go which has resulted in 3 new ink drawings, one completed but still working on the last 2 days of October so I’m going to be late submitting but I will complete them, it’s just a challenge in which he did to help himself & it took off like it does lol.
He is an artist & illustrator, I won’t post his name in case I’m not supposed to but when I say now is relevant because I’ve been doing this ink challenge and I now want to do Matts pen & ink experience then in the new year I can hopefully start back on portrait course.. Looking forward to just starting a new course 😃👍👍👍👍
Hi Matt. I am really looking forward to this course. It is part of the Bundle for Good I signed up for… I am wondering about fountain pens & Fude pens for this course.. are they acceptable, too? And could you please recommend 2 types of nibs for starting out with? I have not used dip pens (but have used fountain pens extensively)and if I am going to get a couple of nibs, I want to learn on good ones – meaning ‘appropriate’, not necessarily ‘pricey’. All suggestions & links are welcome!Thanks! See you in class!
I suggest checking out the sets by Speedball. They are inexpensive but are of high quality. You can check out this set on Amazon…https://amzn.to/2wENAqW (This is an affiliate link)
Hi Matt, This is perfect,as I love highly detailed work.
can I put the ebook on my kindle?
I spoke with you on the phone, but for anyone else who may have this question – the ebooks are PDF files. If Kindle can read PDFs, then you should be able to read them on there.
Hi Matt. I’m happy to take on these courses. I actually have been drawing before taking lessons. I have a question. I’m in to fine line drawing. Can I use the UniPin pens (0.03 and 0.05) for the lessons?
Also, I have Arches Aquarelle Watercolor Paper (Cold Pressed). Can I use this paper for the lessons?
P.S.: I’m an absolute beginner myself.
You can use any pens you prefer. Use whatever is comfortable. I would recommend ink that is permanent and waterproof. The watercolor paper may be too coarse for precise details with ink. You may try a smoother paper like Bristol paper, for example.
Hello, I am trying to download lesson pdf’s to print and cannot. I was able to a few weeks ago. I need them for my upcoming years curriculum. Can you assist me with this? Thanks, Eric.
This lesson is so cool! I just started to want to get serious in my art, and this is helping me a lot. I am so excited for future courses or videos. Anisha
Hello, Im so looking forward to this course, I am a total beginner. My only concern is that I’m left handed, my days of fountain pens left me traumatized as my work would smudge , I was told I had the worse handwriting in school. Im sure there are many followers who are left handed, how do people manage this. I have just started to dare to draw. I love the work artist do with this median. I really like the work of NZ artist Ray Hamon. Look forward to your reply.
just about to start the course..looks like just what I want.
Hi Matt. Can you download the videos as well as the ebook? I can’t seem to find a download button for them
I am left handed. Will that cause me a problem as I work on the different marks and assignments you have chosen for this course ?