What is explored:
Module 1 - Introduction, materials, surfaces, and tools. Dip pens, technical pens, and painting with brushes.
Module 2 - Line and value. Various techniques for adding value and shading with a pen.
Module 3 - Drawing textures. How to create the illusion of simulated textures through various mark-making techniques.
Module 4 & 5 - Landscape drawing. How to use various techniques to create the illusion of depth.
Module 6 & 7 - Portrait drawing. How to use cross contour lines and shading techniques to communicate the form of your subject.
Module 8 & 9 - Ink wash. How to apply multiple layered "washes" of ink to develop value and the illusion of form.
Module 10 & 11 - Mixing methods. How to combine ink wash with pen applications to create a looser, more expressive image.
Module 12 - Conclusion. A review of the concepts learned and a plan for moving forward.
A look at landscape drawing with pen and ink. Textures and values are developed using a variety of mark making techniques to create the illusion of depth and space in a landscape. Part 2.
A look at portrait drawing with pen and ink. Cross hatching and the use of cross contour lines play a vital role in communicating the value range and the form of the subject. Part 2.
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