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What are pen and ink drawing techniques?
The practice of drawing with ink unites artists through the use of many of the same ink drawing techniques including hatching, crosshatching, wash, and various forms of line. With Artist Network 鈥檚 free eBook, Pen and Ink Drawing Techniques, you鈥檒l discover insight from ink artists for achieving stunning effects when drawing with ink.
How to shade a pen and ink drawing?
Once your straight lines are fine, you can move on to the next technique for shading your pen and ink drawing i.e. the crow quill technique. This technique uses the finest and the thinnest of the straight lines and using this technique feels just like you are scratching the paper.
How do you draw with a pen and paper?
Keep the tip of the pen at an angle to the paper, not straight up and down. Hold your hand steady and let your arm guide you over the lines, rather than trying to use the movement of your wrist alone. Relax your drawing hand and arm; too much tension can leave your finished drawing looking rigid and lifeless.
Why do artists use pen and ink?
Artists have used ink, one of the world鈥檚 oldest drawing mediums, to produce some of the world鈥檚 most memorable images. Drawing with pen and ink (or brush and ink) is as challenging as it is inspiring 鈥?it heightens an artist鈥檚 accurate use of line, value, and composition, develops confidence, and opens new pathways to creative possibilities.