Inktober Art Class with Jake Parker
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Learn fun, new inking techniques from four extraordinary ink artists, including Inktober founder Jake Parker.
In this video lesson, illustrator, writer, teacher and Inktober founder Jake Parker will teach you about various inking pens and the different marks you can make with them. You'll learn how to get a gradient with a ballpoint pen; execute precise line work and draw confident, tapered lines with a technical pen; spot blacks and add shadows with a Sharpie; and draw a quick face with a felt-tip pen.
Lesson length: 37m
In this video lesson, Norwegian artist Gunhild Hope will help you conquer your fear of the seemingly intimidating ballpoint pen. Gunhild will teach you what makes a good ballpoint pen and demonstrate various techniques, including how to use hatching to build up dark areas, how to vary your pen pressure to get different effects and how to minimize ink blobs.
Lesson length: 24m
In this lesson, you'll learn about inking with a brush tip pen from Belgian cartoonist Patrick Hochstenbach. He'll introduce you to the different types of brushes (animal hair vs. synthetic, Western vs. Chinese, different sizes), inks (India vs. Sumi) and paper types (watercolor vs. rice). You'll also learn how to hold the brush and how to keep a steady hand. Patrick will walk you through various warm-up exercises before demonstrating how to use the brush to create an imaginary background landscape.
Lesson length: 22m
Vin Ganapathy is a Brooklyn artist whose illustrations have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and GQ. In this video lesson, he'll teach you how to let loose with ink and relinquish your fear of "messing up". He'll demonstrate how he transitions from detail inking to loose inking with different pens, how he plots out where in his composition he wants to use water to "bleed" the ink, how he fixes mistakes in a way that maintains a cohesive drawing, how he uses a water brush to define his shadows and, finally, how he adds color to his ink drawings.
Lesson length: 30m
You'll also get access to the recordings of 4 video Q&As in which your teachers answer inking questions from past students.
What tools do I need to take this class?
You'll be able to practice most of the techniques with a basic pen and regular paper. That said, if you want to use exactly what the teachers are using (not required), you'll need the following:
- Bic ballpoint pen
- Micron pen
- Felt tip pen
- LAMY Safari (extra fine), or any non-waterproof ink pen
- Pentel water brush
- Pentel gray brush pen
- Tombow brush markers
- Black ink (Sumi ink recommended)
- Hot press watercolor paper or Chinese calligraphy rice paper or anything smooth and soft
What skill level do I need for this class?
This class is perfect for beginner to intermediate artists.
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