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.
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!
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!
New tutorial is published on Envato Tuts+ 🙂
Here I’m showing how to draw a shark with a pencil, and then – with black and grey ink liners 🙂
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.
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.
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 😀
New tutorial published on Envato Tuts+: How to Draw Ice Cream Step by Step. Quick and easy! 😀 I was using a graphite pencil and ink liners to create expressive yet accurate food sketches. Welcome!
Wishing you a wonderful weather that is just right for a portion of ice cream 😀
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 🙂