Explore the many varied techniques for capturing values, textures and contours you see in the world around you. Pen and ink. It can sound so permanent and scary. But it doesn't have to be! There are so many wonderful ways to control this medium, and its presence can add emotion and fine details to any drawing. Plus, knowing different pen and drawing techniques can translate into adding an extra special touch to any commercial project. Ink is an incredibly versatile artistic medium. Subtle style variations can yield works which range from whimsical and clever illustrations to breathtaking and realistic drawings. We will explore many of the methods for building shape, incredible detail & value quickly beginning with capturing/describing form using contour line drawings and making your work more expressive with gesture lines.
There is a reason Rembrandt & Durer amongst others created ink drawings and working sketches every day, we will endeavor to explore the medium where stories can be told, moments can be captured: It's all a matter of your style and line quality. $13 materials fee (includes 1 class model fee) PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT FIRST CLASS. See www.spruillarts.org for a list of supplies you will need to bring to class.