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The Pen and Ink Experience

An Exploration Of Drawing With Ink
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 22m
Language: English
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“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.

You will learn

✓ 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


• 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.

This course is for

• 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.
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       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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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 22m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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