Since it’s Inktober as I’m writing this….it’s maybe time to address how easy pen and ink drawing can be! The project today doesn’t require any fancy drawing skills or equipment – just a pen (even a ballpoint or sharpie!) that you already have, and a piece of paper!
Note: winners are listed later in this post; no one claimed their prizes in a week or more so….new winners were selected!
Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YT.
The 9 (36!) techniques chart
From 8 basic techniques, applied in four ways each, I have a chart full of great ideas for textures for drawings. I use these basic 9/variations of them, on a lot of my drawings, so they’re tried and true loves.
You can pin the graphic or download it along with a blank practice sheet from my teaching site by clicking HERE.
I turned my drawing into a slimline Christmas card, but you can also make it a frame-able size and give it as a Christmas gift – how nice would that be?
Can you see different techniques used in these sketches?
Bible journaling video – with download
This one has coffee cups (a free download) and more usage of various techniques in the chart. Watch below or click HERE to see it on YT.
I may give up on giveaways based on folks commenting….out of three winners last week nobody stepped forward 🙁 So let’s pick new folks and try again:
CONGRATULATIONS to winners of the flat rate envelopes of stamps in the World Cardmaking Day giveaway – please email me your address from my contact form and I’ll get it out to you; I have a killer week ahead so it might take me time to get to the PO.
- Annalisa Young
- Mary Prasad
CONGRATULATIONS to the winner who random.org selected to win a free seat in the Gratitude Junk Journal class! Email me and I’ll get you hooked up with Tiare for the class registration.
- Kathleen Oylear
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- TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen
- Hahnemule Lettering Pads
- Tomoe River Paper (for coffee drawing)
Your drawings are lovely. Do you draw them first in pencil or just start right off with the pen?
Sometimes I sketch some layout elements or something that needs to be in proper perspective, other times I just go for it 🙂
Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I love the black and red card, so I did a version of your pen and ink techniques in my art journal to practice. Then made a mini slimline card similar to yours. I love the modern, yet handcrafted look. Many thanks!!
This looks like a great exercise in clearing the mind, relaxing – LUV it! Thanks Sandy!!
Congrats to the lucky winners.
There is something magical about these seemingly simple pen strokes!
Congratulations to the winners!
I love the technique!
Wow! Those do seem like easy ways to add so much texture! I’ll have to give it a try. I’m sorry about the giveaways. Another blogger I follow (non-crafting) gave up on them because of poor response. Thanks for all you do, Sandy!
awesome technique – YOU have so much patience, Sandy 🙂
Congrats to the lucky winners:)
You are so talented and creative!