Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!
Common tools to use with ink, are a dip pen with a steel nib, or a bamboo dip pen. In the kitchen drawer, I found a few different sizes of bamboo skewers to experiment with as my art tools today. The dip pen give a beautiful strong line with a lot of variation. You can control the with of the line with the pressure you put on the nib. The bamboo dip pen gives a bolder line, you have a bit less control, but you can get a lot of variation in line thickness by using the different sides of the tip. When the ink is running out, you get beautifully textured lines. The bamboo skewer: not much control over your line, and you get unexpected drops or blobs of ink; but of course, you can make use of the effect. Like with the bamboo dip pen, you can get really great textured lines when the stick gets a bit dryer. Let’s make a fun quick illustration with our newly found tools!
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Hi I'm Koosje. I'm an illustrator and art teacher in Amsterdam, where I was born and raised. I went to school to study graphic design, then worked for ten years as an award-winning professional photographer. But eventually my love of drawing and painting took over and I became an illustrator. My illustrations have been published in many Dutch magazines and in 2011, I began blogging and started developing and teaching online art classes. In 2014 I founded Sketchbook Skool, which is a flourishing community of artists from around the world of all skill levels. View all posts by Koosje Koene