Ink Drawing Boot Camp: Build Killer Skills

Jen Dixon, Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

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10 Lessons (55m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:00
    • 2. Materials Needed

      2:05
    • 3. Types of Pens

      7:43
    • 4. Types of Ink

      5:58
    • 5. Types of Line

      3:46
    • 6. Studying Ink Drawing Masters

      4:11
    • 7. Building a Marks Vocabulary

      22:50
    • 8. Drawing More Complicated Subjects

      3:06
    • 9. Developing Your Style

      2:04
    • 10. Final Thoughts

      0:55
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Project Description

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Your project: use the PDF download as a template underneath cartridge paper, or use a light table to trace onto thicker paper. If you want to draw your own shapes instead, that's cool too, but you may find the sheets useful.

Practice your little heart out.
I want to see your lines, hatching, stippling, squiggles, and textures. I want to see your gradients (light to dark or dark to light). Show me you can control your pen with steady marks and even spacing. Also show me when you can cut loose and be experimental. Did you test your inks for being water resistant? Show me that too. Show me all your hard work.

Keep in mind that in Boot Camp classes we do things over and over and over because there is no shortcut to improving without hard work. Upload your practice sheets; I want to see them even more than any finished drawings. A finished drawing doesn't show me your progress like your practice drills do, so don't hide them away - upload them proudly and inspire everyone with your incredible dedication.

Then, and only then, show me some drawings you've made using the techniques you've sharpened into killer skills.

Discipline. Endurance. Practice. Hand cramps. That's your assignment.

Show me what you got. :)

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