Drawing Textures and Contrast with Pen and Inks - Part 1

Shirish Deshpande, You can Art!

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7 Videos (49m)
    • Introduction

    • Part 1 - Using Contrast to show Depth and Light

    • Part 2 - Tree Bark and Trees

    • Part 3 - Grass and Bushes

    • Part 4 - Stones and Rocks

    • Part 5 - Combining all and adding color

    • Closing


About This Class

After learning to sketch the basics of using pen and inks (Introduction to Pen and Ink Sketching), we will now learn to draw specific objects. In this lesson we will learn to draw:

1. Tree bark and trees



2. Grass and bushes


3. Stones and rocks


Each of these objects has its own shape and texture. We will learn to sketch each of these objects using various examples, using both pens and India inks.

6 of 6 students recommendSee All

Extremely good class. I love the examples and the results using all these techniques. Actually all three classes are great. Highly recommended!
Good explanations and a logical approach, I recommend this class to any level sketcher.
Mira Metzler

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Shirish Deshpande

You can Art!

Shirish is based in a very populous city called Pune, in a very populous country called India.

Shirish works in the thriving Indian software industry since nearly two decades. But his art is his main passion (apart from family, books, movies, adventure sports and video games, not necessarily in that order).

Shirish is actively involved in fine arts, graphic novels, animated graphic novels, and short film making, He woks in several media like pen & inks, watercolors, oil colors, acrylics and digital painting. He paints various themes like landscapes, figures and urban sketches. He is an active member of the Urban Sketchers community.

Shirish regularly conducts workshops for sketching, and has participated in several exhibitions since 2016. His sketches and paintings are present in private collection in India as well as in other countries.