Create beautiful illustrations in pen and ink! Students will learn the techniques of ink application, including line work, stippling, cross-hatching and inkwash. Each week will focus on a different botanical subject. Knowledge of tone and shading in graphite (either through Botanical Illustration in Graphite or previous experience) is recommended for success in this class. You will leave the six-week course with the skills to create your own “masterpieces.”
INK:Higgins Black Magic Waterproof India Ink (1 bottle– 1 fluid ounce)
PEN NIBS: Hunt or Speedball brand crowquill pen nibs (inspect each nib to be sure ends are not split or crossed).
3 each of #102 and #104 nibs
PEN NIB HOLDERS: 2, be sure the holder will fit into the nib. There is a different holder for the 102 and 104 nibs.
MICRON 0.2mm and 0.5 Archival Ink Pen
Canson Bristol Ultra Smooth 2 ply Plate Finish or Strathmore Bristol Smooth 400 series
Canson Vellum Tracing Pad, 9 x 12
CHAMOIS: small piece or a lint free cloth to clean nib
SPONGE: Household firm sponge 1” thick