Ink Drawing Boot Camp: Build Killer Skills | Jen Dixon | Skillshare

Ink Drawing Boot Camp: Build Killer Skills

Jen Dixon, Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

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10 Lessons (55m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials Needed

    • 3. Types of Pens

    • 4. Types of Ink

    • 5. Types of Line

    • 6. Studying Ink Drawing Masters

    • 7. Building a Marks Vocabulary

    • 8. Drawing More Complicated Subjects

    • 9. Developing Your Style

    • 10. Final Thoughts

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About This Class


Welcome to another Jen Dixon Boot Camp class! This time, we're going to build up some killer skills with pen and ink drawing.

My very first class on Skillshare was a short one on Ink Hatching, and ever since publishing it I have wanted to do a more in-depth class on ink...
Here it is, and it will take beginners to new levels, and sharpen skills and discipline for experienced ink artists too.
My Boot Camp classes are about learning your tools and practicing techniques, and then practicing some more. There is no shortcut for hard work, and you might even leave your desk with a hand cramp. It'll be worth it though, as you're going to leap over creative ruts, learn new techniques, and build some killer skills.

Ready to do some serious practice and learn new stuff? Great.
To get started with this class, you'll need a pen and paper. If you want to practice with more specific tools, I recommend the following:

  • Bristol board or other smooth art paper
  • A range of fineliners, pigment liner pens, or other artist pens (dip pens are great too)
  • Watercolour brushes
  • Inks - waterproof or non-waterproof
  • Paper towels
  • Rinse water
  • A pencil and eraser

Ink drawing is bold, creative, and a heck of a lot of fun. Whether you're a doodler of patterns or a sketcher of portraits, this class is for you.

Let's get started.