Ballpoint Pen : 3 Techniques for Beginners | Margarita Bourkova | Skillshare

Ballpoint Pen : 3 Techniques for Beginners

Margarita Bourkova, artist | dreamer | infp

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7 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Intro

      0:26
    • 2. Hatching Technique - Layers

      5:27
    • 3. Hatching Technique - Exercise

      9:21
    • 4. Scribbling Technique - Layers

      2:47
    • 5. Scribbling Technique - Exercise

      3:12
    • 6. Stylized Lines Technique - Exercise

      5:30
    • 7. Class Project

      0:28
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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