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Drawing Textures and Contrast with Pen and Inks - Part 1

teacher avatar Shirish Deshpande, Everyone is be Artist, including You!

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Lessons in This Class

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    • 2.

      Part 1 - Using Contrast to show Depth and Light


    • 3.

      Part 2 - Tree Bark and Trees


    • 4.

      Part 3 - Grass and Bushes


    • 5.

      Part 4 - Stones and Rocks


    • 6.

      Part 5 - Combining all and adding color


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About This Class

After learning to sketch the basics of using pen and inks (Introduction to Pen and Ink Sketching), we will now learn to draw specific objects. In this lesson we will learn to draw:

1. Tree bark and trees


2. Grass and bushes

3. Stones and rocks

Each of these objects has its own shape and texture. We will learn to sketch each of these objects using various examples, using both pens and India inks.

If you enjoyed this class, these are all of my classes. Do check them out.

-- Introduction to Pen and Ink Sketching

-- Drawing Textures and Contrast with Pen and Inks - Part 1

-- Drawing Textures and Contrast with Pen and Inks - Part 2

-- Composition and Perspective for Stunning Visual Art

-- Drawing Animals using Pens, Inks and Watercolors

-- Drawing and Painting the Female Nude

-- Drawing a Foreshortened Female Nude Form

-- Draw a Boat in Water using Pens, Inks and Watercolors

-- Sketching Like a Pro using Pens, Inks and Watercolors

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Shirish Deshpande

Everyone is be Artist, including You!


Who am I?

I am a self taught artist living in a very populous city called Pune, in a very populous country called India.

I work in the thriving Indian software industry since two decades. But art is my main passion (apart from family, books, movies, adventure sports and video games, not necessarily in that order).

I am actively involved in fine arts, graphic novels, animated graphic novels, and short film making, I work in several media like pen & inks, watercolors, oil colors, acrylics and digital painting. I sketch and paint various themes like landscapes, figures and urban sketches. I am an active member of the Urban Sketchers community.

I regularly conduct workshops for sketching, and have participated in several exhibitions since 2016. My sketches and pa... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Hi, I'm sure ish, and I welcome you to this first session on creating texture and contrast in penning sketches. Brennan inks is a very bowlful media for showing actually fix on paper today. We'll see some planning techniques to sketch various objects before we begin. I want to make a career the techniques mentioned in this course har details in my other course, introduction to painting sketching, so I will not deliberate them here. If you find yourself unfamiliar with the shading techniques mentioned in the scores, please visit the introduction to painting sketching course. You really need that foundation to start here for sketching. The objects will soon learn to draw. You did either a ballpoint pen or a gel pin or one or more technical pens on a blank paper . Also, keep a light pencil. It is a and sharpener handy as well. Draw rough sketches using pencil First, I will also cover using inks and brushes a Dane. So if you have an Indian bottle and a couple off watercolor brushes, you can get the most out of this class. If you're using England brush, keep a small tub off water and some Hank issues with you today we learned to sketch three box and trees, grass and bushes, stone, sand, rocks. So let's get rolling. 2. Part 1 - Using Contrast to show Depth and Light: contrast is one of the most important elements in a sketch or painting corn trust. His word enables the viewer to mentally make sense off different objects in the schedule painting. Have you ever seen a horror movie with some amazing jumps? What is it that makes the jump scarce? So effective is it to find a loud sound? No, it's a silence bill before the actual jump scare that makes it so effective. This is whole. The director has used corn trust the sound contrast. Whether working in pure monochrome or or colas, it's always important to pay most attention. To contrast, a picture with the right contrast is eye catching and understandable. Toe the viewer while a picture it no or wrong contrast it just plain confusing. So before we draw the right contrast, how do we think the right contrast by keeping one important thing in mind, The fictive illness often object within a picture does not depend on what shape or share or color the object is, but on the object next to it. If the object next to the main object is dark, the main object will appear light. And why Cillizza if two objects off. Radically different shapes are kept next to each other, the pop each other out when using paint techniques to share objects, always plan where the light is coming from. The single decision will dictate the corn pressed in your sketch, no matter ritual in technique you use. Now let's start sketching some actual objects with pens endings. As we go along, we will look deeper into the subject's off contrast and life and learn by practice, okay? 3. Part 2 - Tree Bark and Trees: trees are the best subject to start sketching with pence, since it's very difficult to go wrong when drawing trees. There are infinite varieties off trees, and there's no need to copy exactly what we see. Approximation is close enough. Let's start with this picture off a tree. Let's first draw a very light rough outline off the tree. Do not worry about getting this exact ship. A rough outline is only what is near the first thing to do while drawing three. Or, for that matter, any object is to decide from which direction the light is coming from. Since contrast is our main tool here, we need to understand whether Sherels will be and how to emphasize them. Let's assume for this sketch that the light is falling on the tree from the top right corner. Thus all shadows will fall on the left side. When sketching the leafy part of the tree, make sure you keep some blank spaces within the lives. These empty parts are called sky holes. If you look at the any tree, you will notice this car holes. They make the tree look more natural. Once the pencil sketches completed, we shall start doing the Benwick. Start with the darkest part that is the left bottom side of the tree, where the least amount off light creatures first draw the outermost boundary of the tree bark, then start shedding the tree bark using random strokes past Shown here. As you move away from the darkest part, start making the shades less dense. Also, keep in mind that the tree trunk is around, not light, so the shading should be done in such a way that that roundness off the bark is emphasized . The part of the tree trunk facing the light can be left with minimum on no sharing. This gives an illusion of bright light you really like when sketching the leaves and branches. Keep in mind that there interval in so parts off the branch would be covered with leaves, so keep some parts of the branches blank to accommodate the leaves for sketching leaves, we can use the random technique quite effectively. Just remember to keep within the boundaries set by the pencil sketch. I worry drawing lives into sky holes. - However , drawing light branches into sky holes is acceptable, just like the bark make shares less dense as you come towards the light. The top right part off the lose will get the maximum directly, and thus there almost washed out. Just an indication of the shape is enough. Here. After sketching the leaves, go back to drying some more branches. Now let's complete the tree, but drawings and foliage and grass at the base of the tree. It's very tempting to just close the bottom of the tree using a straight line, but it just makes the tree look funny. Drawings and grass or pebbles or, in this case, sand because the trees on the beach at the base gives it a nice natural look. Keep some right spaces in this, too. No need to cover all the bottom edge of the tree. Now let's see how we can brought the same three sketch using inks and brushes. We will start with a similar pencil sketch and build up. From there, we can combine random scribbling pain strokes with insuring to create some amazing for late . If it's are, we can use various gray shirts to indicate the leaves. Let's see how we can use their dry brush to lend very good rough pictures to the treatment , he has a comparison between sketches, one done using only pence and one with inks. Now we'll see in detail how to brought texture for the tree bark. This is a closer picture off the tree bark, just like trees. There are hundreds of combinations of tree bark textures. This is just one example off it, even when drawing the tree. But from such a close up view way have to be conscious off the direction off life. Just like the last example, We will assume that the light comes from top right corner, thus casting shadows on the left side, extending diagonally downwards. Observe how the bark is drawn here. Some parts of the rust bark protruding out. Our shared it darker to emphasize the gap below them, there's no need to share every shot off the bark. One very important thing to remember is to make sure there's not too much uniformity in the natural objects. If you think the bark or leaves or branches are getting through symmetrical or to orderly, stop right there and work on some other area of the sketch. Break the rhythm, then come back when you assure your broken daughter. Follow the rest of the demo and draw your own three bucks. I hope you ordered some are additional photo references off different kinds off three bucks . You may use them freely, or make your own by observing the trees in your vicinity. Good luck and happy sketching. 4. Part 3 - Grass and Bushes: while drying grass. You don't need to draw every blade of grass separately. The trick is to draw some blades completely and indicated others. Also, even if all Blake's point in one direction as part the direction of breeze every blade will turn it a slightly different angle. Keep in mind that there's a lot off overlap with those blades, so don't rush, drawing one complete blade and then moving to the next draw. Blair halfway, then moved, one notably and then the next and so on. Be as random as you can and then some more. For some types of grass, like more lawn are very softly short grass. There's no need to draw blades at all. Just an indication off some grass blades is enough when throwing the short grass. Be mindful off the direction off life and make sure you don't overdo it all over the place . Always keep a lot of white space. Growing bushes and shrubs can seem quite overwhelming sometimes because there are so many off them without any clearly defined ship. To get over this orderly sensation, keep Tom rules in. My one always focus on showing a sense off shape and shadows rather than going for very defined ships. And two keep some corn trust in shapes and Charles so the viewer can easily differentiate between various kinds of bushes. Now, look at this picture of the mountain full off random shrimps. At first look, it can get quite confusing as to where to begin. If you look carefully at this picture, you will notice various clumps off shrubs and bushes. Ignore the rocks for now because we will learn them in the next session. Once you have them in place, all you need to do is separate them visually in your sketch. For this, we will first mark them with pencils. First, draw a very light pencil sketch indicating the lose outline off the shrubs. No start shading the areas in the shadows from the direction off light that you have decided and use the random strokes to do this initial sharing while drawing such closely packed bushes. It's very easy to make the picture confusing and cluttered, so I worried this use as many different kinds of shapes as possible. So to Uncluttered the things we will first use shape con trust. Later in the sketch, we will use value going trust To differentiate between the darker and lighter areas, you may need to exaggerate some shadows to add some punch to the sketch. There's no rule stating your skates has to be exactly the same as a reference picture. I use both Pens and Indie Inc to do the sharing for this kitsch, but it's totally up to you which tool you want to use. I have provided some sample images off bushes in the study section. Do sketch them and off course, Keep looking around to find inspiration. It's everywhere, happy sketching. 5. Part 4 - Stones and Rocks: stones and rocks are another subject where it's very difficult to go wrong. There are infinite varieties off these on again. No perfection needed. Let's start with this photograph. When throwing rocks and stones, consider two main aspects one overall. Shape off the rocks. Do take shirt off the rock and off course, just like any other subject. Always decide first from which direction the light is falling on. The rocks, Rocks and stones may be smooth or rough off random shapes around or blocky. Let's draw this rock sketch lightly, using a pensive Let's assume that the light is falling on this rock from top left side. So we start shading the rocks from right bottom side, where the share those other darkest, drop in outline weather darkest 80 days north that the foreground rocks are big in size, roughing texture, while the bag around rocks are smaller and smoother. Do not draw anything right away on the lighter side of the rocks. Let's draws on texture on the foreground rocks first, but this kind of texture using the random matter is ideal. If the rock was grainy, we would go for stippling method, brother texture, keeping the roundness off the rock in mine, along the go off the rock. If your brother texture in a straight line, the rock will appear flat Bram. More texture in the part of the rock, away from light. Then, as you come towards the light lesson, the texture density indicate the light age of the rock. Using the background sharing rather than drawing and age brain first eye shadows under the rocks. You may use any shading method like cross hatching stippling or simply making the complete area totally black. - Since the bag around rocks are Smoot, do not draw a picture on it, just draws shadows under them and lightly shared. Their age is not directly falling under the light, using either hatching, cross hatching or stippling. - Now let's see how we can broader rocks using inks and brushes. We will start with a similar pencil sketch and build up from there for this cage. I have used India ing and one bush always share the darkest eight years off the sketch. First, when the ink is that thickest on the brush, robbed a brush sideways to create rough, anxious. - Use the reference images in the study section to draw more types of rocks, just like trees and everything nature throws at us. The possibilities are endless. Happy sketching 6. Part 5 - Combining all and adding color: Now let's draw a sketch, which combines all the three skills that were learned so far that is drawing the trees. Bring the grass and bushes. I'm drawing the stones. We will use this picture as a reference for our sketch. At first glance, this reference picture may look very confusing, are cluttered, but we will soon learn how to visually say parade objects in the picture and Uncluttered. Let's start with marking out the broad shapes that are visible in the picture. At this stage, there's no need for accuracy. In fact, the loser your strokes, the better. There be very spontaneous, and don't worry at all about getting the shapes right. The main art off sketching is quickly differentiating between the objects on understanding the relationships with each other. Let's draw a rough outline for the sketch using a light pencil. Remember that the pencils talks her to be absolutely light because they will be completely wiped out at the end of the sketch while drying the rough sketch. The focus should not be on accuracy, but on getting the relationship between objects correctly on paper, and now we'll start tracing some outlines using pence. Since the light is coming from top right corner. We will first start with the outlines on the left side. We will start with the foreground part that is closest to the viewer. These bushes, since they're closer to the viewer, will appear vividly in the sketch. So we realized some details to these bushes. Start with the bark texture for the trees closest to the viewer. The sketching matter that I was shown here is one off the matters that I used to do the sketching. It doesn't mean that this is the only right mattered to do the sketching. You're free to explore your own style off sketching. Look at this matter as a guideline rather than hard and fast rule. In fact, in our you cannot go wrong because there's no right or wrong in art water, you enjoy. Do that and do your best. Kitsch. No. Start sketching some foliage using the random scribbling method. Do not forget to keep some space for sky holes. Always draw some branches within the bushes and shrimps. It makes them look more realistic when drawing the rocks. Always partially cover them with some grass and bushes. Also make sure that the base off the rocks is never a straight line, but it's always covered with some grass. - Now let's draw some outlines for the distant trees. - Uh , you know. Okay, - now that we're partially completed, our pain sketch, we will go to the coloring part and then return to do some more pen work. First, a play. A very, very light blue wash using a broad brush. Do not worry. If this wash encroaches some other parts of the sketch, it's going to be a very light wash, and it can be easily painted over. No, let's start by playing color to the bark off the tree closest to the viewer. For this coloring, I have used, say, being browning and blacking. It's up to you, which colas you want to use for this. Just make sure that the darkest value is on the left side, since the light is coming from the right side. - All right. Yeah. - Use the mix off yellow, brown, sepia and being for the folly age and the soil and dignity. Yeah, okay. - Now use a very light shared off. Agreed to color the foliage of the trees. Use various shades off brown and red for the soil and very a shares off green and yellow for the foliage. Right now, we're still doing very loose brush strokes, and there's no need for accuracy at this stage. Use dark green watercolors or dark green ink to paint the folly age off the tree closer to the viewer. - Use blue, brown and green colors to share the rocks waiting with. I like to make the color on paper rather than in a public, but it's your choice how you want to do it here. I'm using an old toothbrush to splatter the color onto their foliage. I'm doing this in Hopes off some happy accidents. To do this, tip the toothbrush in the in bottle and then splatter it very lightly Video fingers. Now use the water collaboration toe. Get this platter in some sort of order. - Now completely England war trickle of work. And then we'll get back with some more pen work to finish the sketch. Do you? Yeah, - use the pen. Work to do some stippling and cantor cross hatching onto the rocks to learn additional sharing and texture. Okay, - keep hurting, finishing touches to the skater until you're satisfied. Then signed the sketch. You're wounded 7. Closing: Thank you guys for joining this picture and corn transition. I o provided some more information. Some more references for you in terms off pictures, off trees, barks, grass, stones and rocks. Feel free to use them. Feel free to download more from Google. Look for the inspiration all around you. It's everywhere. Don't forget to get your feedback and post your queries. I'll be more than happy to answer them till next time. Bye bye.