Take one of your spot drawings, perhaps the simplest one, and practice different methods of drawing in ink. Based on our in-class inking practice I want you to try at least 5 styles for one spot. See samples from the class below.
Try different approaches. Here are some examples or ideas you can try.
- Contour line drawing with a felt tip pen (micron/staedlater) in a size of your choice
- Line drawing with value (cross-hatching, stippling, short/long lines) and drawing pen
- Brush pen
- Line drawing with a brush such as a 0 or 1
- Line drawing with a brush such as a 0 or 1 and a grey wash for added value or a spot color
- Silhouette, if it makes sense
- Dip pen or bamboo stick
- Color marker or pen
- In high contrast, use a pen for contour lines and fill in certain areas in black (bottom left sample).
How else can you make marks? stencil, added pattern, thumbprint, old brushes
I suggest working larger and scaling down later.
I recommend working no smaller than 2 x 2inches. And No larger than 5×5 inches.
You will be trying out different inking materials to see which style you like. Next week in class we will take a look at the different approaches and you will then complete all the spot illustrations in this style.
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