Watch more How to Draw for Beginners videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/11-How-to-Draw-for-Beginners Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Follow these tips to draw with ink. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Select pens Select a pen appropriate to your art. Among the choices are dip pens, markers, and technical pens. Step 2: Choose the right ink Choose an ink type. India inks are typically shades of black, and can be waterproof or not. Colored inks tend to fade over time. Use non-waterproof with most pens and nibs for art covered by glass, letter writing, and calligraphy. Use waterproof ink with dip pens, quill, brush, and ruling pens. Step 3: Choose a surface Choose an inking surface. Absorbent paper with a polished finish provides an ideal surface for pen-and-ink. Other options include art board, mylar, watercolor paper, and drawing paper. Step 4: Test the flow Test the ink flow on a scrap piece of paper. To increase the flow, wiggle the nib, draw the nib through a drop of ink, or carefully draw the nib across a damp paper towel. Tip Wipe the nib often when using fast drying inks to increase the flow. Step 5: Vary line thickness Make your images visually interesting by varying the thickness of your lines. This can be accomplished by using pens ranging from zero-point-three millimeters to one millimeter. Step 6: Create shades Develop different shading techniques, including overlapping and cross-hatching, which is drawing overlapping lines at angles to each other. Step 7: Practice styles Practice many techniques with many pens and tools to develop your own personal style. Did You Know? The Chinese ink brush was invented in the third century B.C.E., about the same time as paper.
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