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India Ink Collection


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A collection of images and links for learning more about using India Ink to draw. These resources are collected for my students of drawing at the Art Institute of Austin.

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India Ink Collection

  1. 1. India Ink<br />Collected by HonoriaStarbuck, Ph.D. <br />for drawing classes<br />Art Institute of Austin<br />2011<br />
  2. 2. Tips on learning about India Ink.<br />Find India Ink drawings on the web on in books that you really like<br />Look for quotes from artists about India Ink<br />Find videos of master’s demonstrating techniques<br />Find videos from art suppliers demonstrating techniques<br />Open a bottle <br />of India ink and explore<br />
  3. 3. An image search for India Ink drawings will open an exciting world of work from all over the world.<br />I clicked on this one and found the great water figure series by Clara Lieu<br />
  4. 4. Clara Lieu<br />
  5. 5. Clara Lieu<br />
  6. 6. Tim King<br />
  7. 7. Ralph Steadman<br /><br />
  8. 8. Sometimes, I am holding a brush, or pen, loaded with Indian Ink, and a blob drops onto a virgin surface. Well, I have to get going then, so I slosh about without thinking … Some of my most interesting and enigmatic drawings are the result of a sudden lunge into the white abyss. No one can foretell what is going to happen and there are no mistakes in Art. A mistake is an opportunity to do something else. What a fun way to go on! <br />Ralph Steadman<br /><br />
  9. 9. YouTube has thousands of videos of artists using india ink<br />India ink, Sumi painting, Calligraphy, Comic inking<br />
  10. 10. Ralph Steadman in action with his unique application of India ink.<br /><br />
  11. 11. Stefan G. Bucher of creates a new monster every day.<br />India Ink and markers<br /><br />
  12. 12. Chad Cole shows inking over blue line drawing for a comic.<br /><br />
  13. 13. Calligrapher Johan writes a quote from a poem in GOTHICS letters. <br /><br /><br />
  14. 14. Calligrapher Hamid Reza Ebrahimini writing the word "Flourishing“<br />You can get this range of line weight in your drawings too. <br />Notice the pressure on the pen to deliver the ink and change the line width.<br /><br />
  15. 15. Chinese and Japanese brush work<br />100s of videos to watch for people, flowers, and animals.<br />
  16. 16. Artist’s name not provided.<br /><br />
  17. 17. Betolung demonstrates a lot of different art supplies on his channel.<br /><br />Search around Youtube for manga, India Ink, Pen and ink and watercolor.<br />
  18. 18. Learn the differences among several of Higgins most popular inks; pigmented, dye-based and carbon writing. BlickArt Materials website and other suppliers have videos about many types of art supplies.<br />Utrecht Art Supplies has a Learning Center with tips and instructions.<br />Ink Washes tutorial from Utrecht<br />
  19. 19. Fine artist Sterling Edwards demonstrates Liquid Pencil and compares the product to India ink illustrating India ink techniques.<br /><br />
  20. 20. Find great tutorials on the web that will step you through techniques such as this one from the Virtual Instructor.<br />
  21. 21. Ask Honoria<br />I love India ink. Here it is mixed with charcoal. <br />You can see more of my ink drawings on my blog. Click the India Ink tag.<br /><br />When you are working in class with India ink, I will be happy to show you lots of directions for your experiments.<br />
  22. 22. Have fun with India Ink!<br />Honoria’s 1 minute drawings from Naked Lunch 2010<br />
  23. 23. Thank you<br />Thank you to all the artists and companies used in this collection.<br />Links and artist names are listed on each page so viewers can find the resources easily.<br />