Drawing pleasing landscapes with pen and ink is a great way to spend your time creatively and is surprisingly easy to learn. Here you will find extensive set of FREE resources that I have created to help people adopt this wonderful activity. It might be also helpful to understand my approach to learning to draw that I have followed in these tutorials. If you are hesitant to start, check out responses to questions often asked by people looking to start their pen drawing adventure.
In these pen and ink drawing tutorials, drawing different elements of nature like trees, stones, mountains, water, cloud etc are covered in detail. One main hurdle for any new comer to art is how to begin. With that in mind, FREE ‘templates‘ are provided that can be downloaded and used to practice drawing per accompanying instructions.
In these step by step drawings, focus is on a small pleasing drawing that can be easily attempted by anybody to get their feet wet and get feel for drawing with pen. They are immensely satisfying and great way to start drawing with pen.
Following are some of the drawings covered in step by step tutorials.
Based on extensive user feedback, I create pen and ink drawing workbooks which I believe are best way for anybody to get started drawing pen and ink landscapes. These workbooks cover and expand on the material presented here. They are very reasonably priced and you can get them from Amazon online. Try them and see how anybody can adopt this wonderful hobby. Following volumes are currently available.
After learning to draw elements individually in tutorials, next step is to learn how simple but pleasing compositions can be done by using different elements together. This is covered here along the with video demonstration of the steps involved. Following are some of the compositions that are covered along with their video demonstration on my YouTube channel.
After studying compositions and watching the video demonstrations, you can find additional examples in ‘easy pen and ink drawing’ to further practice drawing elements of nature and to build your confidence in initial stages of learning. These can be completed in relatively short time and are really fun and satisfying to do. There are over 20 pen and ink landscapes available to practice along with their templates. Following are some of them.
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After some experience with simpler drawing templates in ‘easy pen and ink drawings‘ section, these drawing templates can be attempted. As the name suggests, they are bit involved but are immensely satisfying as you progress in your learning.
Following ‘advanced’ drawing templates are currently available. Click here to download them and to get instructions for finishing them.
As with any art, practice is key to improving. These resources will make it easier for you to get started but your improvement will depend on the practice you put in it. Any black pen in the beginning will do. Even cheap ballpoint pens are sufficient. You can even choose to use colour pens or even colour the drawing in the end. My aim is to give you an easy start but then you should follow your creative instincts.
Remember that every person has their own unique style for pen lines and hence their finished work will have their own uniqueness. You should NOT aim to get your finished work mimicking mine, but rather focus on understanding the kind of pen strokes used and apply them to create finished work that reflects your creativity. Don’t get discouraged. If the results are not to your liking, then try again.
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.
Have fun and don’t hesitate to reach out to me for any assistance.
Please note that all my drawings and templates are my copyright and are solely provided for your own personal use. Any kind of commercial use, including redistribution for sale or inclusion in any other website is Strictly forbidden. Pl. contact me if you wish to use them for any educational and commercial use.