Interested in learning to draw pen and ink landscapes?
If yes, then I invite you to try my pen and ink drawing workbooks. You will not find an easier way to be successful at drawing pen and ink landscapes. You can try the FREE Previews (first 30 pages) to see how they make the art of pen drawing easily accessible to anybody.
These workbooks contains fully illustrated examples and hands on exercises and are a great way to get started drawing with pen and ink. No prior drawing experience or fancy drawing pen is needed. Just get a good gel pen and draw in the workbook per guided instructions and discover how enjoyable and relaxing it is to capture the beauty of nature when sitting outside with a pen and drawing pad in your hand. These workbooks are based on my learning by drawing approach and ideal for anybody looking to try this wonderful activity.
Some of the questions I commonly get asked:
Q: Do I need an assortment of pen paraphernalia to get started?
A: No. All you need is a good quality gel pen that you can get for few dollars to get started. As you progress along, you may want to experiment with other choices but in the beginning, a simple good quality black gel pen will do.
Q: I can’t draw a straight line with pen. How can I draw?
A: As I show in the workbook, you can draw great landscapes without using a single straight line. While laying down tone using parallel lines (hatching) is a fundamental part of pen drawing techniques, other pen strokes like wiggles, open loops, wavy lines etc. can be very effectively used to create landscapes as shown step by step in the workbook.
Q: what can I draw? I have limited time with no experience.
A: Landscapes are a great way to get started drawing. This is because issue of perspective is minimum with landscapes. Faces, for e.g., are oriented in a certain way and when drawing them at a different angle, you need to learn to draw eyes, nose etc. at a different angle which soon becomes frustrating for a beginner. A tree doesn’t have this issue as any orientation of its structure is plausible. This makes landscapes ideal for learning to draw. In addition, you will never run out of ideas for drawing one by combining different elements of nature in limitless ways. Different composition themes to draw landscapes from imagination is discussed in detail in the workbooks.
Q: A landscape looks so complicated. Can I really draw them?
A: Behind any ‘complicated’ drawing are series of steps that constitutes its different ‘layers’. Once such steps are understood and practised, any landscape can be ‘put together’ following such steps. Drawing individual elements of nature like trees, stones, mountains and steps to put them together to create a landscape is discussed in detail in the workbook. You will in fact view elements of nature like a decaying log with renewed appreciation of its beauty after learning to draw them.
Read more about questions I often get from people looking to adopt this wonderful activity and and my responses.
Currently following 6 workbooks are available. Different volumes focus on drawing different elements of nature and landscapes based on them.
This volume focuses on drawing trunks, trees, wooden posts, roots, old stumps etc. and landscapes based on them. Check out the free preview (PDF) to see how easy it makes for anybody to get started drawing pen and ink landscapes.
This volume focuses on drawing stones, Pine trees, Sky and Clouds and landscapes based on them. View a quick video introduction of this volume.
This volume focuses on drawing Mountains, Water including river and streams, Wooden Structures and landscapes based on them.
This volume focuses on drawing Wooded Areas and pleasing landscapes using surface contours. View a quick video introduction of this volume.
This volume focuses on drawing quick and easy pen and ink landscapes. These are small sized landscapes that can be attempted and finished in your small breaks and are immensely satisfying.
This volume focuses on drawing night landscapes. Different techniques to render night sky and landscape compositions with night setting are extensively covered in this volume. For more information, pl. click here
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