In this post, I’ll show you the step-by-step process of working on a complex texture with ink liners. We’ll create a beautiful drawing of a toad. 🙂
Black ink is an all-sufficient medium; it is elegant and laconic by itself. It seems, there is no need for anything else, right?
But sometimes you just want color. Does this mean that you should put aside ink and pens, and start a new art with paints?
The answer is no. You can use inks and ink pens of different colors or add bright strokes to your originally black and white drawing. It is fun, and today I’ll show you a way how to do it!
We’ll be creating a beautiful rose artwork. 🙂
My tutorial on the ink drawing technique published on Envato Tuts+ 🙂
There you can find out how to draw a seahorse from scratch, and follow my process of work with black and grey ink liners.For this artwork, I used Copic pens of black and cool grey colors.
A combination of black and grey colors is an amazing graphic tip – the drawings created in this technique have smooth, gentle transitions of value – and you can add as many details as you wish. Worth trying! 😉
My new tutorial “How to Draw a Dalmatian Dog” is published at the Envato Tuts+ site. If you are interested in the ink technique and drawing cute animals, check this out! 😀
A work-in-progress video with educational elements 🙂 You can watch me drawing, and the subtitles will tell you what exactly is going on.
By the way, this is my first video with subtitles. I hope there will be much more video tutorials, and soon – with the voice.
In this video:
- Creating an illusion of space;
- Drawing the tree bark texture;
- The first steps of drawing the owl;
- Principles of combining hatching, cross-hatching, and stippling.
I use ink liners number 0.05, 0.1, 0.3 and 0.5.
Thank you for watching! 🙂 Please let me know if you have specific questions about the ink drawing technique – I’d be happy to create something useful for you and share the experience 🙂
With the greatest pleasure, I present you my new tutorial on the ink drawing technique, published at Envato Tuts+ 🙂 I hope you’ll find it useful! 😀 Welcome!
How to Draw a Lizard With Ink LinersTopics covered:
- textures of scales, wood, and stones;
- drawing a lizard;
- hatching, cross-hatching, and dotwork made with ink liners in a complex artwork.
It today’s post, I’ll show you how I made this cute pug dog drawing. Let’s begin! 🙂
I used ink liners (pens) number 0.05, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5 and a brushpen (small brush).
For your convenience, I’ve created this scheme of hatching and dotwork samples. Feel free to address yourself to it when you see a reference (like “sample 1”) in the text below.
For today’s art lesson, I’ve prepared a drawing of a turtle. 🙂
This animal is a beautiful example of an intricate and diverse texture combination. Isn’t it gorgeous? I’m happy to show you how you can observe textures and create your own artworks using this knowledge.
For this drawing of A4 size, I used ink liners of 0.05, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.4 widths. Plus a pencil and an eraser for creating an underdrawing.
For your convenience, I’ve made a scheme of ink technique samples. Here you can see how it is possible to reveal the texture and volume in your drawing.
For this piece I use mostly hatching, combining short and long strokes. Natural objects look great with varying organic lines. I also use dotwork (so-called stippling), it is suitable for the body of the turtle.
As you can see, a simple black ink liner is a powerful tool (despite the fact that it has only one color and not so much variation of line width)
So let’s have fun!
This step-by-step tutorial is about drawing with ink liners and creating textures on the example of the cute stylized octopus. 🙂
Estimated time for an ink drawing like this is several hours (for the inking part without the idea research and pencil sketching), depending on your skill level. Creating hatching and dotwork at high speed requires much practice. 🙂
The tools I use: ink liners numbers 0.8, 0.5, 0.3, 0.2 and a brushpen (small) for an A4 paper size. Plus a graphite pencil and an eraser for creating an underdrawing.