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

Ballpoint Pen : 3 Techniques for Beginners

Margarita Bourkova, artist | dreamer | infp

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
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
15 students are watching this class

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. 

cfe3310b

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 

579

Students

5

Projects

  • --
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • All Levels
  • Beg/Int
  • Int/Adv

Level

Community Generated

The level is determined by a majority opinion of students who have reviewed this class. The teacher's recommendation is shown until at least 5 student responses are collected.

Margarita Bourkova

artist | dreamer | infp


I'm margaw, a freelance artist based in rainy Belgium. I'm self-taught, and i really believe anyone can draw if they really want to! I created this channel to share my drawing techniques, my personal tips and tricks, and to support others on their creative journey. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if there's a particular technique you'd like me to teach -- i'm always interested in your feedback!

Ballpoint pens are one of my all time favorite art...

See full profile

Report class