Glass Dip Pen Review – Aolvo Brand

Sandra gives a review of her new Aolvo glass dip pen for drawing. In her demonstration she is impressed by how much ink this beautiful pen will hold.

Glass Dip Pen Pros

• This pen is a beautiful thing to look at
• The Aolvo dip pen holds a lot of ink, so less need to keep dipping
• The dipping pen set comes with ink to match the colour of the pen
• The dip pen has it’s own pen rest included in the set

Glass Dip Pen Cons

• The pen Doesn’t have much line weight variation
• Obviously more fragile than a standard dip pen

Tools Used

+ AOLVO Glass Dipping Pen Set

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Draw Hands with a Continuous Line Drawing Technique

Sandra demonstrates how to draw hands using continuous line drawing. A continuous line drawing forces you to look for shapes and consider where to place your next line. Drawing hands is great practice as you can form your hands into so many different positions.

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Make Your Own Art Tools and Experiment with Mark Making

Today we talk about using non-traditional drawing tools for making interesting marks in your art. Tara shows a couple of the things she has found around the house to draw with and Sandra visits the woods near her home to see what potential drawing tools she can find.

Some of the unusual drawing tools she finds to experiment with are – a feather, a twig, a bit of fern and a pine cone. Each of these items makes interesting marks for a drawing.

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Lamy Safari vs Sailor Fountain Pen Review: What’s the Difference for Drawing

In this video, Sandra talks about her new Sailor Fountain Pen and the Differences between the Sailor Fountain Pen and Lamy Safari Fountain Pen for drawing.

The Sailor fountain pen has a very different nib to the Lamy Safari. Although Sandra still loves her Lamy Safari Fountain Pen she does like the effects you can get with the Sailor Fountain Pen nib. Because the Sailor Fountain Pen nib is at an angle it lets you make a variety of line widths from very thick to very thin which is ideal for drawing and sketching.

lamy safari and Sailor Fountain pens

Safari Fountain pen nib

Sandra also makes suggestions for the type of ink that she is using that doesn’t clog either of the Fountain Pens. Tara has previously had problems with her Sailor Fountain Pen clogging, but didn’t use the Noodlers Ink that Sandra now recommends.

Tools Used

+ Sailor Fountain Pen

+ Lamy Safari Fountain Pen

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How to Sketch with Watercolour and Ink (Ink and Wash)

In this video, Sandra creates a sketch of a woman using a variety of pens which make different marks. After an initial sketch using a mechanical pencil, she creates the drawing outline using a Lamy Safari Fountain Pen with Noodlers Bulletproof ink.

The Platinum Fountain pen is used for the facial features and the vertical hatching.

The Pentel Japanese Brush Pen is used to draw the shadows and strong black of the woman’s clothing.

drawing pens

When the ink is dry some simple wet on wet watercolour is applied to finish off the drawing.

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How to Draw a Semi Abstract Face Using Neocolor ii

In this video, Tara shows you how you can use a distortion app to distort a face. This can then be the inspiration for a semi-abstract face drawing. Of course, you could also use an app to distort other things like street scenes or images of animals that you could also use as inspiration. The app we are using is called Face and Body Photo Editor, but there are many similar apps available. You could also use apps like Photoshop, Gimp (free) or Krita to distort a photo on a computer.

The distorted face is then used as a starting point for the abstract face drawing. First, Tara creates an underpainting using watercolour just to map out where the abstract face will be. This also means that there won’t be so much white showing through the pastel later on.

watercolour underpainting abstract face

Then Neocolor 2 wax pastels are used starting with the darks and working to lighter colours. Finally, some sweeping lines are added in black around the facial features.

necolor semi abstract face pastel drawing

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How to Draw a Face with a Brush, Ink and Water

Sandra demonstrates how to draw a face using a waterproof pen, brush ink and water. She starts with a waterproof Fineline pen to draw the basic shapes. Then to add shading and the hair she uses brushes with Quink Ink.

She is using a textured watercolour paper which gives a nice dry brush type effect for the hair. The ink is applied in a similar manner to watercolour using a brush. You can achieve soft effects by using a wet on wet technique.

For the highlights, Sandra leaves some areas of the drawing white. Then for additional highlights, she uses a white gel pen.

Woman face drawing brush ink water

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How to Draw Cartoon Faces for Beginners

In this video, we show you how you can draw cartoon faces using a reference photo as a starting point. First, we show a very simple cartoon face that even a complete beginner can draw by using a few simple shapes. A simple cartoon face like this can be used to create your own comic story.

Then we show how to draw a slightly more complex cartoon face. We use the same reference photo for this, but this time draw a more realistic face shape. Then we create exaggerated features like very large eyes and eyelashes.

Sandra, who usually paints very realistically, then shows some of the cartoon faces that she has been working on to go with a story we have written.

What sort of cartoon face do you want to create? Why not create a cartoon of your own face. If you’re a beginner you could create a really simple circular face style cartoon. Once you get the hang of that, try a more complex cartoon with a little more detail.

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London Urban Sketching Day – Drawing People Outside and Inside

This is a video round-up of our sketching day in London recently.

We both love sketching people from life and there were plenty to practice. We started sketching in Covent Garden, then on the Embankment to draw people outside at the food stalls and finally drew a few more people in the National Gallery cafe (it was freezing outside).

musicians covent garden

Musicians Covent Garden

 musicians drawing people london urban sketching

Embankment London

Embankment London

 

Every artist should wear a beret

Every artist should wear a beret

 

National Gallery Cafe people sketch family

National Gallery Cafe People Sketch

 

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How to Draw Ears for Beginners Step by Step

In this drawing tutorial, we show beginner artists how to draw ears in a really simple way. We start by showing some quick and easy ear sketches using a pen and a water brush. This gives a nice soft shading effect to the ear sketches. In the next drawing, we draw a more detailed ear using hatching for shading.

When you are drawing ears or anything else for that matter, try and forget what it is you are drawing and instead concentrate on only the shapes and shadows. Use reference photos to help you draw ears accurately.

Ear Drawing

Ear drawing pen hatching

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