Pen and Colored Ink Demo : Working Line Weights Thin-to-Thick
This morning we’ve posted big step-by-step article up on the Artist Network TV blog. Every so often we do a follow up to the series of drawing videos I did last year. One of our four video demos is on drawing panoramas – so I wanted to expand on what I show on camera with some new ideas about progressive pen weights and colored line.
Head on over to Artist network, and you’ll find my in-depth article on colored ink and dipping pens.
I talk mostly about a strategy of working your thinnest lines first, building up to blocking in shadow shape with a big-wide calligraphy nib. It’s a fun technique! You get to see your drawing resolve before your eyes, like a picture coming into focus. Plus there’s a lot of what is great about a watercolor painting – but with the more graphic colors of liquid ink straight from the bottle.
Head on over for the full Step-by-Step demo, gear list and more! ~m