Did you join the Artsy Book Club on Facebook? It was started by Cassie Stephens. You should come join us! We are starting to work through the book One Drawing A Day: A 6-Week Course Exploring Creativity with Illustration and Mixed Media.
The first assignment was a pen drawing of a still life set up of stuff you find around you.
Drawing immediately with pen is harder than it seems. I was so worried about drawing a line wrong it was hard to loosen up. I pretty much always use a pencil first when drawing, so I feel a bit more free with my lines, knowing that I can erase.
The 2nd assignment was to draw with pen and dip ink. The lines were supposed to be more loose and free, but I was having fun drawing the detailed butterfly.
I’m kind of skipping around a bit, depending on the supplies I have around and what I feel like drawing.
Day 5′s assignment was to create washes with diluted ink and pen on top. The subjects were people or animals. Here is what I came up with.
Day #9: Using a box of crayons trace your hand with a colored line and then decorate it. Add numbers and letters. Think of symbols that you liked when you were young: stars, hearts, cars, flowers — anything goes!