The questions that I get most often aren’t about techniques or improving art. They are:
- “What pens do you use?” and
- “What paper do you use and how large is it?”
Although I did write articles about my materials previously, it seems that it’s not enough. I decided to put together a brief reply to those two questions.
Here is the list of step-by-step drawing tutorials that I wrote for The Virtual Instructor – the great place to grow the skills and become inspired!
Drawing With Ink Liners: Natural Textures
An in-depth master class showing the whole process of working on a complex ink illustration:
- choosing the idea and developing it into a concept;
- using the method of associations;
- creating a pencil underdrawing;
- analyzing and studying a texture;
- the nuts and bolts of drawing with ink liners.
Go to the tutorial
It seems like I didn’t write here for some time 🙂 Actually, there are reasons for that, but I’ll tell you about them in another post, next time.
Today I have a news that is truly wonderful; it may be interesting for those who want to deepen their skills in drawing with ink.
I was honored to create an in-depth tutorial on drawing natural textures with ink liners. It is published at The Virtual Instructor – an educational website I personally admire. (If you are serious about your intention to learn drawing from the fundamentals, advance your skills or find inspiration, I highly recommend checking this site. I learned a lot there and am still learning!)
My article contains the information on finding ideas for a multiple object drawing, analyzing and depicting various textures with ink, creating an underdrawing of a complex artwork and full step-by-step process of inking it.
Drawing this hedgehog in a natural environment and systematizing the knowledge for this tutorial was a true pleasure. I hope that my experience and explanations will be useful for you 😉
I’d be happy to know if this material is helpful for you – feel free to drop me a line via the Contact page. 🙂
What is your biggest struggle in drawing with ink or ink liners? Your answer can be a starting point for a new tutorial or article!
Great news! A new tutorial on drawing turtles was just published on Envato Tuts+ 🙂 There I’m showing my process of depicting a turtle from scratch in a side and an aerial view, using the HB and 3B graphite pencils.
It was a pleasure to work on this material – a turtle is a true treasure from the artistic standpoint; it presents rich and versatile textures and a complex body structure. My goal was to transform this complexity into something simple and easy to understand.
I hope you’ll love this tutorial. Have fun! 😀
I have a couple of new drawing tutorials published on Envato Tuts+!
How to Draw a Fish
…Here I demonstrate the process of drawing and shading a fish (a typical trout) from scratch, using just graphite pencils.
How to Draw a Tropical Fish
And the theme of this lesson is drawing an angelfish 😀 Welcome and have fun!
A new tutorial is published on Envato Tuts+! In this lesson, I’ve focused on drawing the nose, eyes, ears and the tail.
Welcome and have fun! 😀
Let me introduce you a new tutorial, it was just published on the Envato Tuts+ website 🙂
Learn Colored Pencil Techniques and How to Create a Trio of Flowers
In this lesson, I’m talking about the basic principles of drawing with the colored pencils, including various types of hatching, layering colors, blending and burnishing techniques. Here you can find all the necessary fundamentals and pictorial examples for creating your own colored pencil art. 🙂
It’s not just a bare theory, but a demonstration of the drawing process. I draw three poppies, each of a different coloring, and unite them into a harmonious composition.
I hope you’ll enjoy the tutorial. Have fun! 😀
As you might notice, I often draw animals. Those animals usually have horns or antlers; I love their amazing varied texture so much! 😀 These structures are wonderful from the artistic standpoint. 🙂 That’s why the theme of drawing antlers is so close to me.
Let me introduce my new tutorial published on Envato Tuts+ – How to Draw Antlers Step by Step. I’m showing my process of designing the deer antlers from scratch with a graphite pencil and inking the artwork.
In this tutorial, I’m showing the process of drawing a frog from scratch, using a graphite pencil and a variety of ink liners, including a white gel pen. 🙂
In the second part of this lesson, I talk about the advantages of using toned paper and how it can help you to enhance your drawing skills. Let’s have fun!
I’m happy to introduce the new tutorial on the natural (or autumn?) theme!
How to Draw a Leaf Step by Step
Here I’m showing the process of designing a leaf from scratch and the basic graphite pencil shading techniques 🙂
Four leaf shapes are covered in the lesson: maple, oak, fig, and four-leaf clover. This tutorial is suited to the beginner level, too!