pen and ink

pen and ink wash figures

Sat, 2012-06-02 09:51

I had a good day Thursday using pen and ink wash in my figure drawing class. Here are the results.

figure drawing - pen & ink wash

figure drawing - pen & ink wash

pen and ink - copying durer

Wed, 2010-08-04 21:22

During my last Drawing in Ink class at Gage this summer, I worked on copying bits of Durer.

This is from his "The Virgin with the Infant Christ and St. Anne".

ink drawing - Durer copy

more ink drawings

Fri, 2010-07-16 21:23

Two more drawings from Drawing in Ink class.

The first, a copy of a van Gogh. The idea here is to vary line weight, detailing, and other aspects to create the impression of depth.

ink drawing - van gogh copy

This one is a copy of a Ruisdael. This was my very first attempt to use wash (diluted ink applied with brushes). I had a very hard time with this, particularly since I had difficulty getting the dilutions the way I needed them.


ink drawing

Tue, 2010-06-29 21:15

Today was my first day of my Drawing in Ink class at Gage. I made two drawings.

The first is a copy of a drawing by Raphael of Michelangelo's David.
pen and ink - raphael copy

The second is a rubber ducky, drawn from "life".

pen and ink - rubber ducky

(Click the drawings for larger versions at Flickr.)

I think I'm off to a good start.

drawing #37

Wed, 2009-02-11 23:08

Pen sketch of Fred Fretwell on his Harley-Davidson in 1922. From a photograph at the Shorpy archive.

This picture has everything: perspective/foreshortening, hands (which I really didn't try to do well here), and crazy shadows (which I barely attempted). Fun!

Fred's chin is prominent, but not really so super hero-ish.

fred fretwell on his Harley, 1922

drawing #35 and #36

Mon, 2009-02-09 23:47

Two pen sketches from photographs. The first is Julia Marlowe, the actress, and the second is
Dr. J. W. Goodsell, the arctic explorer.

pen sketch of Julia Marlowe

pen sketch of J. W. Goodsell

drawing #34

Sun, 2009-02-08 21:49

A quick pen sketch of a pained looking person with interesting teeth.

pen sketch

drawing #13

Tue, 2009-01-13 23:49

Just trying out my old nib pens. I filled a few pages with doodles and sketches, here's a little man.
ink drawing