This is a series that will show you how to make an artwork in ink using a mixture of brushwork and pen. In this session we will be using a fine dip pen to outline the forms that we established with the brush in the first two sessions.
You can use the same reference as me by downloading it here: https://i1.wp.com/drawandpaint4free.artcoursework.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/P1090849.jpg
- Watercolour paper
- Small soft round brush
- Indian ink
- Water pot
- You will need to dilute the Indian ink with a bit of water. This will stop it from being too glossy when you lay it down.
- Your aim is to outline the entire drawing using the dip pen.
- This includes the outside edges as well as some emphasis on the edges of the shadows within the forms.
- You can also look out for places where forms overlap or edges travel into shadows.
- It’s a pretty simple stage, but it will help give us a very clear and well structured basis for adding more detail with the brush in the remaining sessions.