Pen and ink animal drawings
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This course will walk you through the steps of learning how to draw both actual and imaginary creatures. This class will teach you how to use reference and break down complex subject matter into simple forms, rather than simply copying a drawing or photograph. To bring your drawings to life, we’ll go over skeletal structure, rendering textures, and capturing movement/poses. We’ll look at a number of exercises for designing creatures, with actual animals serving as a basis for realism.
I’ll also go over how I make dynamic drawings with pen and ink, simple sketching rules, and rendering techniques. I’ll be working with ink directly in this class to improve line morale and practice line economy. Going straight to ink without a pencil sketch underneath can be daunting, but this method can teach you to be more deliberate with your lines.
How to draw realistic animal fur with pen & ink
Choose an image from the samples below for this tutorial. When learning to draw with ink, it’s always easier to begin by copying pictures that have been drawn with ink as well. You’ll learn how to make fur and kshadows with the pen this way.
After you’ve tried drawing a few of these animals, look for an animal photo online (you can use a free photo reference site like Morguefile.com) or use one you already have. As you draw from the photograph, repeat the steps below.
1. Draw the animal on your paper with a pencil. Consider the animal’s basic shapes, sizes, and where the lines intersect. Make the necessary changes now, as making changes after the ink has been applied would be difficult.
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Tim Jeffs is a well-known artist and illustrator who is well known for his intricate and detailed animal drawings. Jeffs continues to bring animals to life through his ongoing series of portrait paintings, using only black ink (Holbein drawing ink) and black ball point pens (0.7 Uni-ball Power Tank Retractable).
“I strive to capture the distinctive qualities of each animal in every drawing. Drawing in black and white has always appealed to me because of its dramatic aspect. I use pen and ink for all of my work. This medium forces me to look forward rather than backward. There will be no erasing or redoing, so the end result will be pure and true.”
Tim states on his “about me” page that he was a founding member of the heavy metal band White Zombie, and that lead singer Rob Zombie was his Parsons roommate. Check out Tim’s work at the links below to see some of his incredible work. Check out his online Etsy shop if you’re looking for signed posters, prints, or frames.
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Our ‘how to draw a squirrel’ tutorial walks you through the pen and ink techniques we used to develop our squirrel drawing. Pen and ink is an excellent medium for depicting the bristly texture of fur and is suitable for this subject.
In this drawing lesson, the first move is to lightly sketch a simple outline in pencil. This is done to ensure that the image’s proportions and shapes are right before we begin inking. It’s easy to fix errors in a pencil sketch, but it’s far more challenging to make adjustments in ink.
Note: All of your lines and markings should be drawn in the natural direction of the bristles to help you determine the animal’s shape and texture. The squirrel’s body is depicted with short stippled marks, while its bushy tail is depicted with longer pen strokes.
Note: Denser concentrations of stipples and strokes are built up to express the deeper areas of sound, while still following the natural path of the bristles. Dark areas with heavily hatched strokes and stipples should be contrasted with light patches of paper that are barely labelled. This stippling and hatching pen technique inevitably results in the texture of the squirrel’s fur. At this stage, the dark shiny eye was added by hatching lines until they formed a dense black tone, but leaving areas of untouched highlights to suggest its reflective surface.