I have been teaching Pen & Ink at the University of Florida to my Intro to Scientific Illustration Class. The feedback I usually receive before I teach Pen & Ink Techniques is the following:
- Difficult medium to work in.
- Mistakes are not correctable.
- Not sure if I will ever use it again.
- Don’t like black and white art.
After taking this section the students find out:
- Pen & Ink can be learned with practise
- Mistakes are NOT the end of the world. They can be fixed!
- Multiple applications for Pen & Ink that they never thought of!
- It doesn’t have to be just black & white. Color can be added!
Here is a series of videos that I did showing how to ink an Artichoke using Pen & Ink with line. The videos go from the beginning drawing and goes to the end of the finished rendering.
If you enjoyed these videos please leave feedback and don’t forget to subscribe to my email list.
Your new website is great! Beautiful and informative.
Is there an alternative to using a flame to deal with a new nib? For example, soap?
Hi Sharon, Thanks for visiting my new website. You can wipe the nib with rubbing alcohol to get the oil/film off the new nibs instead of a flame.
Congratulations Mindy! Great site.
It’s a pleasure to spend some time in your virtual classroom. We miss you here in New Jersey! You continue to inspire me, and I love the amount of practical detail in your pen and ink lessons. Beautiful work plus the concrete methodology. Now that’s wonderful teaching! Best wishes, Beth
Great to hear from you! I miss the people in New Jersey but not the cold weather! I will keep posting on my blog so check for future updates. I also have a killer drawing class that I am working on which will be offered online!
Thoroughly enjoyed the videoes. Clearly and carefully explained. It gave me the confidence to go for it !
This is great news! I am glad that you found the videos informative. I am working hard to get more instructional videos for the website as well as online classes. I look forward to hearing from you with an update on how you are doing with your pen & ink! Go for it girl!
Where can I find your other series 1, 2 & 3? Are they available to watch? Thank you.
Parts 1-3 should be on this blog post but you can also access my videos on YouTube at: http://www.YouTube.com/Mlighthipe
Let me know if you are still unable to find them.
Thanks for visiting the website!
I was just looking at your gallery. You do beautiful work. I am a beginner and I have a way to go. The one thing I do have to comment I am having fun learning.
Thanks for checking out my gallery! It can be overwhelming as a beginner to see all the beautiful things that people are able to do. Pratice, patience and FUN is what will keep you steadily moving forward in your progress. You have the FUN part already.
thanks for remembering me. our group psbi-art has finished devon pa Jenkins arboretum member show enjoyed your video on the artichoke in fact I am growing them had to bring them inside for the winter. it is not as warm here in the northeast as it is in florida. best wishes teddie
ps I hope ypu get a chance to see my botanical art and to see my art and videos on pollinators and flowers. have been doing research on them and I am with the Lepidopterist society.
Thanks Teddie for stopping by my website. I was able to see your work on the pollinators…..great work!
We need to spread the word about pollinators and you are at the head of the pack!
so glad to hear from you. I hope to get back to drawing this winter. will take a course or 2 at your old stomping grounds.
Keeping learning Grace and thanks for stopping by my new website!
Great lessons! Time to dig out my pens and ink and buy some mylar……Thanks!
Thanks Fran! Enjoy the mylar…. it is fun to work on.
Hi , it’s your other husband from way back when. Got this post while Peter and I are on a vacation in Venice ,Italy … How great to hear your voice, I think of you often and always wait for your emails etc. this pen and ink one is just like being in class with you ….bravo… hope all is well looking forward to some more. Still thinking of doing one of your Costa Rico trips but with the flower shop still in full swing and trying to take care of all the bridezillas OMG I don’t know where the time goes. So with that said miss seeing you etc.
Your other man
Hello Dear Richard! So wonderful to hear from you and that you are doing so well. Everything sounds like the “Bridezillas” have a great treat with you working with them! I hope they are treating you well. Would love to have you join us one year. It would be an amazing tour with you on it!
Love and hugs,
Great to see these videos just as I was planning to draw an artichoke.
Thanks for stopping by Gail! Good luck with your artichoke. I have done many over the years and I still love to draw/ink/paint them.
Amazing. I hope you teach at the villages!!!!!!!
Thank Donna! I will keep you posted if I have a class/workshop! See you on the pickleball court!
Love and Learned so much with these Pen and Ink,tutorials.
Thanks for sharing.
Lois- So glad that you are loving the videos and learning a lot. Please feel free to ask me questions….. this is how videos and blog posts get made.