Artist Daily publishes free Inking Tutorial: Pen and Ink Drawing Techniques

Loveland, Colo.: Artist Daily offers a free eBook full of techniques for creating tone and texture in pen and ink drawings.
May 11, 2012 - PRLog -- The free eBook can be downloaded online:

Pen and ink drawing is one of the most visually varied art practices in history. Over the centuries, ink drawing has been used in many different types of art, from calligraphy to tattooing to art sketches and formal drawings. In modern times, ink drawings are used largely for illustration, whether for advertisements, editorial cartoons, or comics. The practice of drawing with ink unites artists through the use of many of the same ink drawing techniques including hatching, crosshatching, wash, and various forms of line. With Artist Daily’s free eBook, Pen and Ink Drawing Techniques, artists can discover insight from ink artists for achieving stunning effects when drawing with ink.  In the free inking tutorial:

-   Create an ink illustration with strong contrast and surprising subtlety
-   Discover ink painting practices of artists past and present
-   Explore ways to transform your ink sketches from other ink artists’ experiences

Whether someone has been drawing with pen for years are is seeking pen and ink drawing techniques for the first time, the free collection of techniques will inspire ink sketches full of contrast, tone, and texture.  The free eBook includes ink drawing practices of artists past and present to represent just how these effects are achieved.

Artist, Melissa Tubbs creates drawings that are dense and rich with ink yet are made with delicate lines and are subtle with gradation. She builds up layers of line section by section, always changing direction so her parallel lines transform into hatched and crosshatched marks. Her main concentration consists of buildings of architectural significance or the decorative ornaments on those structures. She bases her ink drawings on photographs she's taken of ornamentation of tall buildings. She covers the materials and ink drawing techniques she uses for achieving detail and composition from her photographs into her ink drawings.

Ink artists, Honore Daumier and Charles Gibson both worked with ink drawings throughout their respective careers, but they used the energy of line very differently. Gibson kept his lines uniform in direction in a way that injected a liveliness into his work. His style became part of the hallmark of ink illustration in early twentieth-century America. Daumier, in a more traditional European approach, used line for both tone and contour in a way that can be traced back to Renaissance masters like Raphael. These two approaches to drawing with pen strokes are still alive and well in the here and now.

The free eBook can be downloaded online:
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