Pen and Ink Illustration: The Basics for Creating Magical Drawings | Yasmina Creates | Skillshare

Pen and Ink Illustration: The Basics for Creating Magical Drawings

Yasmina Creates, Ink & Watercolor Artist

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9 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Trailer

      1:08
    • 2. Brushes & Brush Pens

      2:45
    • 3. Dip & Technical Pens

      2:17
    • 4. Ink, Paper, & Misc

      1:45
    • 5. Line Variation

      3:12
    • 6. Shading Techniques

      4:35
    • 7. Patterns & Textures

      4:15
    • 8. Mark Making Exercise

      2:37
    • 9. Illustrating the Final Projects

      6:04
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Project Description

You can view my sample project here

Mini Projects:

  • Line Variation Practice (Share your favorite supplies!)
  • Shading Practice Worksheet
  • Patterns and Textures Worksheet
  • Mark Making Exercise

Final Project

For the final project you will practice putting everything we learned together by making a couple of small illustrations. I want you to work small so that you can make a few in a short period of time and try out many different tools and techniques to find which ones suit your style the most. Keep it playful and experiment. You can draw anything you like, but it might be more fun to draw things with details, patterns, and textures. Here are some ideas of what to draw: A fish or mermaid (scales), an animal with fur patterns (like a leopard), a landscape scene, a bouquet of flowers, a tree, and so forth. Do whatever comes to mind and don't be scared to use a reference. It might also be a fun idea to redo a drawing you did before in a different style.

I can't wait to see what you make! :)

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