Ink drawing: Expert tips to get you started

Ink drawing: Top tips
(Image credit: Tess Fowler)

Ink drawing is a particular skill. This is one of the most unforgiving mediums – make a mistake in ink and it's very difficult to cover up. You can no longer rely on your eraser, you'll have to find another way to rectify the error. Ink drawing also requires particular techniques when it comes to creating texture and conveying light and shadow. 

Don't let that put you off, though. Ink drawing can be an incredibly creative process. your work can be as delicate or bold as your temperament dictates: it's all about trying things out. In this article, we asked professional artists to share their advice for getting started with ink drawing. We'll cover everything from how to choosing the right equipment and materials, to how to tackle different techniques.

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