Improve Your Ink Work: Brush Pen Adventures with Lines and Textures Staff Pick

Marie-Noëlle Wurm, Artist, illustrator, stargazer

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11 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. Brush Pen Adventures Intro

      2:34
    • 2. Tools You Need + Characteristics

      1:42
    • 3. Line Weight

      2:17
    • 4. Line Speed

      2:25
    • 5. Shaping the Brush, Angle & Grip

      2:25
    • 6. Two Brush Pens & Hard Edges vs. Soft Edges

      5:02
    • 7. Exploring Abstraction: Exercise + Demo

      3:35
    • 8. Repetition-Variation: Exercise + Demo

      4:15
    • 9. Figurative Drawing: Exercise + Demo

      3:31
    • 10. So Long and Thanks for all the Fish

      1:15
    • 11. BONUS: Marks, Moods & Illustrations—More Examples & Tips

      5:28
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Project Description

At the end of this class, you will have acquired new tools and techniques to work with your brush pen and improve your ink drawings, and will come away with a bunch of new drawings to show for it!

For the class project, you are invited to create:

  •  an exploration page that has several different sections exploring line weight, line speed, changes in the shape, angle and grip of your brush pen, hard edges and soft edges. 
  • an abstract exploration drawing where you will apply these newly-acquired tools & techniques
  • an abstract or semi-abstract drawing where a particular technique is repeated and varied, to create an interesting pattern or shape. 
  • a figurative drawing (subject of your choice) that uses one or several of the techniques covered in the class

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