This chapter will discuss techniques and tips that make the entire ink drawing experience a more pleasurable one—for both the beginning student and the seasoned professional artist. Drawing with ink does not have to be the dreadful experience that some believe it to be. With a few adjustments to the viscosity of the ink—and practice with a variety of pen nibs—ink can become as comfortable a drawing tool as graphite. Ink can create a bold statement of the highest contrast; yet it can just as easily generate the lightest, most delicate washes possible in a variety of gradations. Again, as always, practice in this medium is the key to consistent, successful drawings.


Aside from carving in stone, ink is probably ...

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