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Ballpoint Pen : 3 Techniques for Beginners

Margarita Bourkova, artist | dreamer | infp

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7 Videos (27m)
    • Intro

      0:26
    • Hatching Technique - Layers

      5:27
    • Hatching Technique - Exercise

      9:21
    • Scribbling Technique - Layers

      2:47
    • Scribbling Technique - Exercise

      3:12
    • Stylized Lines Technique - Exercise

      5:30
    • Class Project

      0:28

About This Class

If you've never used a ballpoint pen for your drawings, or feel unsure about the process, this class is for you! I'll show you 3 simple techniques that will help you get used to this art medium. These techniques are great for any art style, from abstract and stylized to realism and photorealism. 

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Supplies you'll need : 

  • a ballpoint pen (any color is okay!)
  • a piece of paper
  • optional : a pencil if you feel more comfortable sketching with one 

What you'll learn : 

  • the hatching technique
  • how to pile up layers of ink 
  • how to draw realistic shadows
  • the scribbling technique
  • how to draw realistic textures
  • the stylized lines technique
  • how to draw stylized hair 

Level : Beginner 

10 of 10 students recommendSee All

So creative class! I especially enjoyed watching the last technique.
Jarmo Tikka

Teacher, Designer, Carpenter, Artist

I really enjoyed this class! I saw a huge jump in improvement after going through the exercises and using the techniques. The teacher, Margarita, is engaging and involved, they helped answer any questions I had. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone looking to learn this drawing technique.

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Margarita Bourkova

artist | dreamer | infp

Hello! I'm Margarita, a freelance artist based in Belgium. I create portraits and various illustrations using digital and traditional techniques.

watercolors and ink

digital art

portraits

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