Pen and Ink Tutorials

Below you will find pen and ink tutorials that describe how to draw different elements of nature in detail with step by step illustrations. The focus in the tutorials above all is to help you quickly understand the core concepts and help you to practice drawing them. To this end, templates are provided at the end of every tutorial that you can print and use to practice drawing.

Keep in mind that there are as many ways of drawing nature with pen and ink as there are pen and ink artists, which is to say great many. The aim in these pen and ink tutorials is to present some of the simpler techniques in a very simple illustrated manner that will help you get started. Always try to study and learn from any good pen and ink drawing that you come across to expand your repertoire.

Each pen and ink tutorial below focuses on a specific element of nature. After studying individual elements in detail, you can study composition themes along with their video demonstration. Here I discuss how different elements of nature can be used together in different ways to put together simple but pleasing landscapes.

After finishing these pen and ink tutorials and learning about composition themes, you can find many other examples to practice in mini landscapes. This can be followed by Step by Step  Landscape Drawing after which you can attempt simple landscapes of Level 1 templates.

  1. Pen and Ink Tutorial: Drawing Tree Trunks in Pen and Ink
  2. Pen and Ink Tutorial: Drawing Tree Branches and Twigs in Pen and Ink
  3. Pen and Ink Tutorial: Drawing Needle Foliage in Pen and Ink
  4. Pen and Ink Tutorial: Drawing Deciduous Foliage in Pen and Ink
  5. Pen and Ink Tutorial: Drawing Distant Foliage in Pen and Ink
  6. Pen and Ink Tutorial: Drawing Grass and Ground Cover in Pen and Ink
  7. Pen and Ink Tutorial: Drawing a Bush in Pen and Ink
  8. Pen and Ink Tutorial: Drawing Stones and rocks in Pen and Ink
  9. Pen and Ink Tutorial: Drawing Mountains in Pen and Ink
  10. Pen and Ink Tutorial: Drawing Sky and Clouds in Pen and Ink
  11. Pen and Ink Tutorial: Drawing Water in Pen and Ink
  12. Pen and Ink Tutorial: Drawing Weathered Wooden Post in Pen and Ink
  13. Pen and Ink Tutorial: Drawing a Wooden Structure in Pen and Ink

I will be regularly adding new templates and tutorials. If you would like to be notified of any new addition, pl. send me your email address in the form below. I would also like to hear from you regarding your finished work based on these templates and would try to display them on this site.


Practice often and always have fun doing it. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments.

Rahul