Drawing in Pen & Ink
(Jan. 2020)

Pen & ink is perfect for sketching on the go. You'll find that it's a medium definitely worth getting to know. Once you make a mark, it won't budge. It also dries quickly and is sure not to smudge. Switch to a brush and draw like a painter; work with ink washes to build values like it's a no-brainer.

Artwork by Christy Olsen

Practice with all the guidance that you seek as you learn a variety of inking techniques. Whether you are a novice or an established inker, you may find that you're intrigued by colored inks, hook lines, and sinkers. During class, you will have access to all the supplies needed, and by the end, you might even feel that your drawings have succeeded!

Meets: (2) Sunday Afternoons 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (3-hour duration)
Dates: Jan. 19, 26 in 2020
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N Los Altos Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705)

Instructor: Christy Olsen
Format: Demonstration, lecture, & one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on practice.
Level: Absolute Beginner to advanced. All levels are welcome!

Medium: Pen & Ink
Technique: Drawing, Hatching, Cross Hatching, Ink Washes & Working with Colored Ink
Materials: All materials will be provided. Bring a sketchbook, notebook, or something to take notes on.

Participants' Work & Instructor Demonstration

Basic Pen & Ink Strokes

Anatomy of Light & Shadow in Pen & Ink


Practice your Pen & Ink skills by copying the Masters.

Charles Dana Gibson was a master in pen & ink drawings, published in magazines and newspapers during the 1890s. The Gibson Girl was the personification of the feminine ideal of physical attractiveness as portrayed by the pen-and-ink illustrations of artist Charles Dana Gibson during a 20-year period that spanned the late 19th and early 20th century in the United States and Canada.

The artist saw his creation as representing the composite of "thousands of American girls," who were modern and independent without chaperones, soon to win the right to vote. (Wikipedia, 2020).

Instructor Demonstration - Copying the Masters: Charles Gibson
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