Pen and Ink Drawing Lessons

Our Pen and Ink Drawing Lessons explain the two techniques we used to create the ink drawings below. Each style of illustration explores a different approach to drawing with pen, ink and a color wash.

Lesson 1: A Detailed Pen and Ink Drawing

 

A Detailed Pen, Ink and Wash Drawing of Whitby

A Detailed Pen, Ink and Wash Drawing of Whitby

This pen and ink drawing lesson (pages 1-4) takes you through the various stages in the development of our detailed illustration of Whitby. It is a mixed media work on paper, using pencil, Indian ink and watercolor. This tutorial will help to develop your basic drawing skills in pencil, the use of cross-hatching and stippling techniques with Indian ink, and your watercolor painting skills.

Lesson 2: An Expressive Pen and Ink Drawing

 

An Expressive Pen, Ink and Wash Drawing of Lindisfarne Priory

An Expressive Pen, Ink and Wash Drawing of Lindisfarne Priory

This pen, ink and wash lesson (pages 8-10) illustrates and explains the various stages in creating our color drawing of Lindisfarne Priory. This is a less detailed, quicker and more expressive drawing technique than our previous tutorial. It is done on cartridge paper using black and color Indian inks applied with a pen and brush.