Illustrating with Ink: Techniques for Brush and Pen | Roman Muradov | Skillshare

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Roman Muradov, Illustrator

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11 Lessons (1h 20m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials and Tools

    • 3. Warm-up with Brushes

    • 4. Warm-up with Nibs

    • 5. Brush Techniques

    • 6. Experimenting with Brushes

    • 7. Pen Techniques

    • 8. Create an Illustration

    • 9. Further Inspiration

    • 10. Conclusion

    • 11. 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.