The series of ink tutorials continues, and today I’ll show you how to draw a rooster. 🙂 Rooster is a symbol of the 2017 year (which has just begun), so this drawing is conceptual – in some way.
We will also have the chance to explore the amazing textures and learn how to convey them in ink graphics. For this drawing, I use ink liners of 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5 widths and a pencil to draw a preliminary sketch.
- I start with graphite underdrawing.2. With the 0.5 liner, I outline the main contours of the rooster.3. I create basic texture with dots, using the 0.4 liner. The dots settle themselves equally. 4. With the 0.2 liner, I add hatching to the existing texture. 5. With the 0.1 liner, I add short hatches to reveal the relief of the comb and the small details on the rooster’s head. 6. With the 0.05 liner, I work on the beak: add long parallel hatches, dots and cross-hatches. 7. With the tool number 0.05, I add short double hatches to the comb.8. I work on the bottom part of the drawing with the 0.3 liner, drawing feathers and creating shadows.9. With the 0.2 liner, I add more hatches and dots to the bottom part of the drawing. The feathers become more detailed. 10. With the 0.05 liner, I work on the details and texture, placing rounded hatches by volume. It’s important to make the shady areas more accented.
11. I add long hatches to the comb and darken my drawing even more – with the 0.05 liner. Congratulations! The drawing is complete 🙂
I hope you enjoyed the process. Drawing animals or birds is always fun!
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