Are the Right Art Supplies Your Key to Success? Ink Pens and Paper That I Use

Articles & Drawing Tutorials, Drawing With Ink

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.

An In Depth Turorial on Drawing Natural Textures with Ink Liners

Articles & Drawing Tutorials, Drawing With Ink

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!

How to Draw Antlers Step by Step – New Tutorial on Envato Tuts+

Articles & Drawing Tutorials, Drawing With Ink

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.

How to Draw an Octopus Step by Step – Envato Tuts+ Tutorial

Articles & Drawing Tutorials, Drawing With Ink

I’m happy to announce that a new tutorial was just published on Envato Tuts+ 🙂

How to Draw an Octopus Step by Step

I’m showing a process of drawing an octopus from scratch, talking about the anatomic features of this amazing creature, and then – the inking part. I used mostly the dotted (stippling) technique for completing this ink artwork.

In this lesson, I was paying additional attention to the significant details, like drawing the arms (commonly known as the tentacles) of an octopus.

It’s such a wonderful coincidence that this tutorial is live today – when the Inktober challenge is going forward at a steady gait.

Exploring Ink Textures: Paint & Draw Practical Art Magazine

Drawing With Ink, Moments of My Life

Just a sneak peek: here is a couple of drawings I’ve made for Paint & Draw practical art magazine. 🙂

The theme of the articles are textures in ink – I show my process of analyzing a texture and designing it with ink liners. Coming soon!

I’m personally a fan of this magazine, and highly recommend it to everybody who is interested in developing the skills and learning something new. And it’s also very inspirational! 😀 It’s a great honor to be among the authors.

How to Draw 10 Different Varieties of Berry

Articles & Drawing Tutorials, Drawing With Ink

Yesterday I was away from the keyboard, and here is a new tutorial published on Envato Tuts+: How to Draw 10 Different Varieties of Berry. Welcome! 🙂

I did my best to provide simple explanations and show some tips on using graphite pencils.

That post is part of a series called 10 Years of Envato Tuts+! which is a sequence of amazing educational content united by the number 10 😀

How to Draw a Banana – New Envato Tuts+ Tutorial

Articles & Drawing Tutorials, Drawing With Ink

Let me introduce a new tutorial on sketching with a graphite pencil and ink liners 🙂 I’m showing a fun, quick and easy way to draw. 😀

How to Draw a Banana

As you can see, there are three different drawings: a banana in a solid peel, a slice, and an example with a partly removed peel.

Exploring an object in multiple variants is so useful for developing the skills and creating a library of things that can be drawn from memory 🙂