Illustrating with Ink: Techniques for Brush and Pen

Roman Muradov, Illustrator

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11 Videos (1h 20m)
    • Introduction

    • Materials and Tools

    • Warm-up with Brushes

    • Warm-up with Nibs

    • Brush Techniques

    • Experimenting with Brushes

    • Pen Techniques

    • Create an Illustration

    • Further Inspiration

    • Conclusion

    • What's Next?

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About This Class

Master the art of ink with illustrator Roman Muradov's in-depth, step-by-step guide to drawing with brushes, nibs and other tools! 

Even if you don’t normally draw with brush and ink, there’s hardly a better way to hone your skills—once you master this delicate and subtle tool, all the other ones will seem easy in comparison. This class offers a detailed study of the various ink techniques, starting with the very basics for those who’ve never held a brush or a nib before, and ending with advanced and mixed techniques.

Key lessons include:

  • Essential materials and tools
  • Warm-up exercises with brushes and nibs
  • Experimental techniques
  • Combining techniques into a complete composition

Brushes and dip pens are excellent lie detectors—they immediately expose the artist’s insecurities and strengths. Whether you're a beginning inker or a seasoned artist, you'll gain an arsenal of tools that will allow you to experiment with illustration, develop a personal style, and create works that are completely your own.

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Includes many creative ideas for the use and application of ink techniques. With examples of masters of the craft to study and a keen appreciation for the saying " there is no one right way".
Inspirational and liberating. I enjoyed the way the teacher encouraged you to experiment with different tools and inks. I would definitely recommend this course.
Roman really made you feel comfortable with jumping into this for the first time. The constant iteration and showcasing of other artists work between tips really showcased how fun Inking can be. And to ease the anxiety that comes with artist medium and that anyone can give it a go and make something cool. Thanks for the class, really helped and inspired me to take the plunge and give it a go.





Roman Muradov


Illustrator and cartoonist from Moscow, Russia, currently living in San Francisco. Clients include the New Yorker, New York Times, Penguin, Google and many others. Featured in the Society of Illustrators (Gold Medal), ADC Young Guns, American Illustration and numerous other shows.

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