How to Ink Group Runthrough Week 4

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    I did a value scale and then tried doing a cat. It would have been better if I used reference since I’m a dog person, not a cat person 🙂

    (Dip pen on Bristol board)


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    Found this book at the library last night. It is a little beat up, but has some great supplemental information and exercises! I'm definitely a book person, and I have realized that in order to learn effectively I am going to need supplemental material to read on a regular basis.

    I am beginning to get more pen control, yay!

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    @Erin-Cortese I have this book - I got it during last Inktober - and it’s great. There is also a workbook that goes with it although the book really covers everything the workbook does.

  • Quick question: I tried inking over some colored pencil sketches with a Pentel brush pen, and it seemed like the pencil kept the ink from soaking in. Has anybody noticed the same thing? I'm planning on sketching out my drawings for Inktober before hand, but maybe I need to use something other than my usual colored pencils. . . Maybe I happen to have especially waxy colored pencils. . . I'm going to try a few different things and see if anything works better, but if someone's already familiar with this I'd love to hear about it!

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    @Kuarahy I believe @Jake-Parker said that he uses the Colorerase pencils because that doesn’t happen. It was in ... I can’t remember correctly. I think the how to draw everything class, but I’m not sure. I’ve watched so many 🤪. I’ll try and find it.
    Anyway, I have the same problem, I use cheepo crayola pencils and they resist water too. I haven’t bought the colorerase pencils yet because I haven’t used up my crayolas and I’m frugal. Lol.

  • @Kuarahy I have tried colorerase pencils before. They are very different from the normal waxy pencil. If you are planning to sketch for inking, colorerase penicls are great. Blue lead pencil also works(now you can get other colors than blue as well).

  • @Erin-Cortese the author has a youtube channel as well. great resources for inking especially 🙂

  • @demotlj so good. such a delicated lines, and beautiful tonal.

  • Revisiting cheap drawing paper for ink wash practice yesterday. For these small sized paintings, cheap papers actually do pretty ok job.

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    Yesterday homework done this morning. The universe added a couple more things to my to do list yesterday and didn’t give me a heads up so I ran out of time. I hate it when the universe does that. 😜
    Today’s homework will be posted very much later tonight. 😬

  • Here is today. I may do a mixed media approach this year. Maybe brushpen, micron, alcohol marker, and gel pen. IMG_20190912_142422_749.jpg

  • @burvantill @xin-li perfect, thanks! I'll try the colorerase pencils then. And I hadn't thought about the blue pencils, maybe I'll see how I like those too!

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    I really like the crosshatch with the micron 02. I focused more on practicing that today instead of scales. I did try and use the same values in the picture from the 5steps in the scale balloon though.
    Tomorrow i think I will draw my own pic and practice on that.🙂

  • @xin-li thanks, I just subscribed to his channel 🙂

  • @xin-li Those inkwashes really do look beautiful! I think you may be on to something style-wise that's worth exploring 😃

    @burvantill I am jealous of your work ethic 😃 I have a really hard time doing all that hatching :smiling_face_with_open_mouth_cold_sweat:

  • @Braden-Hallett I know what you mean by that hatching thing. That is why I decided to try nk wash to apply value :smiling_face_with_open_mouth: Thank you for the encouragement. I have been itching to pick up wet media (water color or ink) for a year now, I found it very intimidating in the past. Finally, I have the courage to do so. I think being part of this art community and starting on cheap copy papers were the keys for me.

  • @burvantill why isnt this in that Instagram post?? Is so good!

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    @Aleksey LOL Thanx! Because its a picture from a coloring book. I knew I was going to be busy this week so I copied out several of the same page to do my practice on. I think I will be able to squish in enough practice time today or tomorrow morning to ink one of my own drawings.
    @Braden-Hallett I think I am drawn to the hatching because when I was young my mother had a print of an ink drawing of wine tasters that was about 18" wide and completely hatched. I would just stand with my nose a few inches from it and stare. it was amazing. Unfortunately it burned up when the house caught on fire and I have never been able to find another. It's called The Wine Tasters if anyone knows where I can get a replacement. I don't know the artist, I was 12 and wasn't interested in people. lol.

    Edit: Just for giggles a did another web search (hadn't done one in about 5 years) for it and FOUND IT! Out of stock though, 😑 but hey i found one. So theres hope. LOL
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  • @burvantill ohhh classic. I think you’d really like a book i have called rendering in pen and ink by arthur guptil. Dejavu though i think we may have already discussed this book.

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    @Aleksey Its possible, but I don't remember🙄😜. I just looked it up and it doesn't look familiar. From just looking at the cover I think I would like it. =)x

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