The Pen and Ink Experience

An Exploration Of Drawing With Ink
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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

"The Pen and Ink Experience" is a comprehensive drawing course designed to guide absolute beginners to a level of producing professional quality pen and ink drawings through concise and “easy to digest” modules that include HD videos and Ebooks. Designed for beginners, this course lays the foundation required for success with pen and ink drawing."The Pen and Ink Experience" is designed to provide beginner and intermediate artists with a complete learning experience on drawing with pen and ink through "easy to digest" modules consisting of video demonstrations and accompanying ebooks.


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.

What are the requirements?

  • No prior knowledge is required for success in this course.
  • Basic pen and ink materials are used in this course including technical drawing pens, dip pens and ink, Bristol paper (vellum surface), nylon brushes, water, "HB" graphite pencil, and a kneaded eraser.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Apply ink using various techniques and methods
  • Use technical pens and traditional dip pens to create pen and ink drawings
  • Apply ink wash to create gradations of value and tone
  • Apply various pen and ink techniques to create the illusion of form, light, and texture in a drawing
  • Create portraits that use line to communicate form and light
  • Create landscapes that use line to create the illusion of texture and space in a drawing
  • Mix ink application methods to create more expressive images

What is the target audience?

  • This course is best suited for beginner and intermediate artists wishing to gain knowledge of pen and ink techniques and experience with the medium in various forms and subjects.

What you get with this course?

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction and Materials
12:02
An introduction to “The Pen and Ink Experience" video series. A look at the basic materials used and comparisons between technical pens, dip or nib pens, and painting with a brush.
Section 2: Pen and Ink Basics
16:11
A look at the importance and usage of line in pen and ink drawings. Various techniques for adding value and shading are also explored.
16:24
A look at creating the illusion of simulated textures using a variety of mark making techniques.
Section 3: Exploring Subjects
16:05
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 1.
09:27

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.

13:52
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 1.
09:58

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.

Section 4: Ink Wash and Mixing Methods
05:55
A look at applying ink wash using multiple layered applications to build up value and the illusion of form. Part 1.
16:14
A look at applying ink wash using multiple layered applications to build up value and the illusion of form. Part 2
08:04
A look at mixing application techniques (ink wash and pen) to create a looser, more expressive image. Part 1.
15:35
A look at mixing application techniques (ink wash and pen) to create a looser, more expressive image. Part 2.
Section 5: Conclusion
02:46
The conclusion to "The Pen and Ink Experience". A look at what was covered in the course and where to go from here.

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Instructor Biography

Matthew Fussell, Illustrator and Educator

Hi, I am an illustrator and educator. As the founder and instructor at TheVirtualInstructor (website), I am able to help thousands of people all over the world realize their dreams of creating quality art. My illustrations have been featured in numerous publications and my work can be found in many private collections. Although I am an illustrator, my true passion in life is teaching. I have been teaching for over ten years and I am lucky to have helped so many people achieve their goals of creating art.

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