About Me



I am Mississauga, Ontario based pen and ink artist who does detailed drawings using pen and black ink. All the shading and tones are achieved using very fine black lines only. There is an intimacy and closeness to be had with a subject when all superficial constructs are stripped away and you face the essence of the subject. In my drawings I attempt to bring out this essence and let viewers connect intimately and passionately with the subject. By exclusively working with pen and black ink and using only very fine black lines for all shading and tones, my drawings exploit the dynamic, expressive and almost magical power of a simple line to express the deepest emotions and takes viewers on a journey of exploration to connect with the subject at a deeper level.The permanent non erasable aspect of ink makes my drawings an evolutionary process and gives them an energetic spirited feel in which the drawings reflect my thought, mood and whim at the time of drawing as there is no erasing and turning back once an ink line is put. I hope you instantly connected and felt the intimacy of my work.

If you have any comments or thoughts, please feel free to reach out to me

Thanks for stopping by,

Rahul Jain



7 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. I have been looking at some of your drawings this evening .Was looking for some new ideas. I was most impressed . I do some pen and ink myself and mix it with other things , ballpoint pen , some mixed colours pens and small felt tips . Brush and water with coloured inks and even chalk . Going back to your work loved it . Paul

    • Hi Paul,
      Thanks for your kind words. Pen and Ink indeed is often used with other mediums, water colour being very common. But I would call myself a ‘pen and ink purist’ in that I only use black pen lines for all my work. I like the intensity that black and white provides, something I try to capture in my work and is often lost when colour is used. I would love to see some of your work if you are so inclined.

  2. Thank you for your fine work and your helpful tutorials. May I ask what size your originals tend to be and how you scan them? I usually work on 9″ x 12″ bristol, in both black and gray ink, and would like to find a scanner for home use that would have a large enough bed to accommodate that size sheet and be sensitive enough to pick up the light gray tones. Thank you for any suggestions you can give me.

    • Hi Stephen,
      Thank you for your kind words. I usually draw at 11 by 14 inches.I use multi-purpose MFC-J6520DW from Brother to scan my drawings. It has 11 by 17 inch scan bed and can scan up to 1200 dpi. This is more than adequate for most purposes. It has different scan modes and I use ‘True Gray’ mode for my work and I am very happy with the results. It also has Wi-FI and so I can easily scan straight to my laptop. Here in Canada it sells for under $300 and I would definitely recommend it if it is available in your location. Hope this helps.

  3. Hi Rahul,
    I received your pen and ink learning book part 1 yesterday and today I orderd the other parts. For me it is the best learning book ever for pen and ink drawing. I like the very small step – by – step instructions because for the first time it is not frustrating to follow an instruction. Thank you ! Is it possible for you to do books with the theme “animal drawing” in the same way ? That would be great !
    Kind regards


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