Pen & Ink Drawing Template 3: What Lies Inside

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Click here to download the finished drawing and template as PDF file that you can print. You will need Acrobat Reader to open PDF file. If you don’t have Acrobat Reader, click on the drawings below and save the image to print.

Here is my finished drawing:

Here is the Lightened Template:

Following are the kind of strokes used in this drawing and suggestions around their usage:

Distant Foliage:

In many ways, this is a simple drawing as depiction of distant greenery is the main element in this drawing. This is done using slightly curved lines as shown in close up below. The bottom, which is in shade, should be darker than the top and this is done by adding more lines at the bottom. Also observe following points:

  1. Study the shape of the layers of foliage. A shallow U or inverted U with slight angle works best.
  2. Notice use of different shapes and sizes. This keeps the drawing interesting and makes it more believable.
  3. Always provide darks for shadows to give depth to the drawing. In a landscape, the source of light is normally Sun from the top and hence the bottom of the foliage would be in shadow and dark

Study the close up below and the finished drawing to understand above points.



Use slightly curved lines at an angle to the ground to depict grass. Use lines of different length and also add some darker areas to create interest. Study the close up below and the finished drawing to see use of different lines and marks to depict grass.


This should get you started. Most importantly, have fun and don’t be afraid to experiment with different marks and tones. The goal is to have fun and spend  time in creative pursuits.  Do feel free to reach out to me if you need any assistance or further guidance.

Have fun,

Rahul Jain

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