How do you do pen and ink illustrations?
July 20, 2004 11:56 AM Subscribe
Pen-n-ink illustration filter:
I've recently taken a renewed interest in "embellishing" or "rendering" in pen and ink. This has led me to this picture of a fiddling cat
, which is naggingly familiar to myself and also to my Mom, although neither of us can remember the artist or source. Also, I came across this illustration from an Aesop's Fable
, but I do not know the artist either (evidently, though, Aesop has a long and old tradition
.) Can anyone help me out?
And while we're at it, do we have any pen-n-ink or comics style
artists out there? What good books or practice-methods have helped you? (I've had this great book
since I was a child but am only now making good use of it.) Do you use traditional quills, or have you transitioned to modern markers and such? Or a Wacom tablet?
Really, I'd love any info from anyone who creates art or plays with the techniques.
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