I had a good day Thursday using pen and ink wash in my figure drawing class. Here are the results.
pen and ink
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.
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.
Today was my first day of my Drawing in Ink class at Gage. I made two drawings.
The second is a rubber ducky, drawn from "life".
(Click the drawings for larger versions at Flickr.)
I think I'm off to a good start.
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.
Two pen sketches from photographs. The first is Julia Marlowe, the actress, and the second is
Dr. J. W. Goodsell, the arctic explorer.
A quick pen sketch of a pained looking person with interesting teeth.
Just trying out my old nib pens. I filled a few pages with doodles and sketches, here's a little man.