Textural Ink Drawings

January 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

Textural Ink

I’m posting a pair of ink drawings using stippling, hatching, and a scribble based on my handwriting.  These techniques really help my students tackle the complexities of gradations.  Perhaps stippling is the one that allows the most insight.  Using dots or stipple marks to convey lightness or darkness by how close together or how far apart the marks are, lets us see in great clarity the complexities of value or the blacks, grays, and whites.  It can become addictive, however; so beware.  I had a student who came to my class to break free and become more spontaneous in his outlook.  The he discovered stippling and then the next thing I knew, he had two pens going simultaneously!!  He was an accountant.  Don’t know if this had anything to do with it.

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Opening up the Story Line; A Two Part Composition

September 6, 2013 § Leave a comment

Pen & Ink Duo

With this still life, I chose to depict it in two parts; one in hatching and the other stippling.  I enjoy seeing how the character of the composition changes when using different textural techniques.

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