Create Ink Drawings with Confidence
What you'll learn
- drawing with a pen and/or fineliner with confidence
- Sketch with a pen
- Pen techniques
- basic and advanced shading with a pen
- light and shadow theory made practical
- object and scene shading
- No prior experience needed at all
- A pen, pencil and paper
- To gain the most out of the Art Class check the material list
Don’t you just love how impressive a well-done ink artwork looks? It is pretty cool how much expression one can put into drawings with just a pen and paper. It is absolutely amazing.
My name is Benjamin Aeilkema and I’m an Illustrator and Artist from The Netherlands. I love creating Artworks with all kinds of materials, but one of my favorite forms of art for sure is working with ink.
Using a pen, fineliner or any media with ink can be very intimidating. The pen is unforgiving, what’s on the paper, stays on the paper and a mistake is easily made. Over the past few years I met many people who struggle to get started with ink for a number of reasons. Others get started, but get stuck along the way. Getting stuck like that isn’t motivating at all!
Some of the struggles people have shared with me.....
It definitely looks awesome, but how in the world do I get my pictures to look that way? I mean, I can handle the outlining, but taking it a step further – making a picture come alive, is a totally different.
When I try to shade with ink, I mess up my whole drawing. Even when I manage to prevent disaster from happening, the outcome just looks very plain and way too simple. Not that impressive at all!
I tried following some tutorials to help me out. It went right over my head; it was too complicated. Leaving me more frustrated than when I began. In other videos they only showed just a little part of the techniques needed to make a great looking work. This left me stuck half way through, not knowing how to apply it and actually make it work.
So yes, a well-done work with ink looks awesome, but I sure don’t know what it takes to get such results. What I do know, is that I’m not making it happen! If anything, it just seems very hard, intimidating and complicated to make a nice piece of art with this medium!
A number of years ago I found myself facing the same struggles. Nevertheless, I somehow was convinced that I could discover the right techniques to conquer these challenges. Techniques to unlock the mystery of making beautiful, expressive ink artworks. Without it having to be as complicated as it seemed.
Guess what? Once I figured out what these very specific techniques are, I developed ways to master them. You will be glad to hear that these ways are actually not that hard at all.
Now I greatly enjoy working with ink and with all kinds of different ink-based tools. But just a simple, regular pen and a piece of paper are enough to make a drawing that can WoW people and put a big smile on their face. I love how much you can accomplish with such a simple medium, if you just know the right techniques and the right way to apply them.
In this Art Class you will discover exactly what it takes to make ink drawings that have the desired WoW-factor.
So, are you ready to unlock your capacity to create beautiful ink drawings?
Enjoy this specially designed Mastering-Ink-Method which will take you beyond the places where many get stuck
Discover what the very specific techniques are to create really expressive artworks with just paper and ink
Strengthen your basic skills and take your work to the next level with advanced techniques
We’ll work on topics like: sketching, light, shading, shadows, focus and more
Gain understanding of the necessary theory with very plain and understandable step-by-step video lessons
Directly apply your newly gained insights to assignments this course will walk you through
Become confident in knowing how to apply your newly acquired skills and gained understanding to your very own art pieces
This Inking Art Class is a great addition to your art journey!
Enrolling in this Art Class will give you 18 video lessons with clear instructions and examples. In these videos, I will be sharing my ink art secrets with you. You will greatly benefit from my decades long experience as an instructor and teacher.
My easy to follow teaching method will help you to understand exactly how to get from point A to point B. The in-depth demos make even the more complicated matters easy to understand and apply.
The skill level advancing assignments are all truly focused on helping you grow. They’re fun to do, allowing you to keep on discovering new potentials. You will be equipped to explore so many wonderful ways to make amazing ink artworks ALL ON YOUR OWN!
While my journey lasted for years, you now get instant access to my secrets. As you gain from my “pain”, you will be pleased to see how quickly you improve and grow.
Additional PDF’s: Great Time Savers in PDF format
To help you save time, I’m providing you with Templates. These templates quickly get you going, without the need of having to redraw the assignments in the videos. Just print out the template you need and you’re set. This helps you to stay focused on the lesson, rather than being slowed down by extra work.
Once you’ve completed an assignment, there’s no need to re-watch the video lesson. Instead, all of the answers are in a handy booklet. Just find the lesson you’re on and compare your work to the finished assignment in the book. Again, this will save you time and allow you to keep on going.
Go even Deeper!
On top of that I have added some extra topics
Topic #1: Go Bold. Ink art can be created with various styles. This addition will add an extra style to the Art Class. You will learn to go bold with ink, creating lot’s of contrast. A stepping stone to begin creating your own style.
Topic #2: Textures and Patterns. This addition will show you how to enhance your ink works with patterns and textures. These will add an extra dimension to your work, making it even more stunning.
Pick up your pen and become an inking master today! See you inside
Who this course is for:
- Artists and non-artists of any level
- Beginning artists
- Intermediate artists
- Anyone with a desire to draw and sketch confidently with a pen
- The lessons are presented with such simplicity and clarity that anyone can follow and do them, from beginner to advanced
My name is Benjamin Aeilkema (Art by Benjamin) and I’m an illustrator, artist and art teacher from The Netherlands.
I love creating artworks with traditional media and with digital media as well. My favorites are ink, fineliners, watercolor and watercolor pencils, but I am in no way limited to those.
My favorite themes are houses, landscapes and animals, but I like other themes like fantasy and sci-fi and many others as well.
My artworks are often fun, sometimes serious or with a deeper meaning. My love for God is often also expressed in and through art.
For many years I’ve enjoyed creating art, learning many skills and techniques along the way. I often have a personal way of applying these techniques to my artworks.
I love to share my knowledge, helping others to start their journey in art or getting a bit further along the way. While theory in itself is very useful, I always aim at making the theory practical, so that others can apply it in their works.
Now the time has come to share my personal and often unique insight into art with others through Art Classes. For that purpose, I’m combining my experience as a high school and college teacher with my love for art.