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Drawing Lesson 1, Part 3 – Drawing Tools

Drawing Tools Info

Video Lesson Description

In this video part, you will discover such drawing tools like Pen and Ink drawing materials, Silverpoint and metal-point materials, and Metal-point grounds, as well as Drawing paper.

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Drawing Tools:

– Pen and Ink drawing materials;
– Silverpoint and metal-point drawing tools;
– Grounds for metal-point;
– Drawing paper.

Choosing a drawing paper

When it comes to choosing a particular kind of paper, many artists do not realize how important this decision is. This video part will explain in details the vast array of drawing papers and what you need to know to select the paper, which will enhance your artwork appearance and preserve it for many years. The paper choice decision must be based on such factors as what artworks you want to do, the paper’s whiteness, the paper tooth, and the paper feel.

Good drawing paper is made of cotton, not wood paper pulp, which is why it is more expensive. Paper can be hot- or cold-pressed; hot-pressed has a smoother and tougher surface, while cold-pressed is good for coloured pencils, charcoal and pastels.

Drawing tools – Pen and Ink drawing materials

In the Drawing Academy, I will show you several lessons on how to create artworks in pen and ink:
Pen and Ink Techniques;
How to Draw a Boat – Cityscape Drawing;
How to Draw a Landscape in Italian Style;
Drawing a Rose in Black Ink;
How to Draw Hands in Black Ink;
How to Draw a House – Drawing in Ink Techniques;
What is Art.

If you want to try your skills in this medium, you will need certain drawing materials. To begin with, you will need a few metal nibs, pen-holder and drawing ink. In this video part you will discover what ink nibs and inks to go for.

Among other drawing tools you will also get information on mechanical pencils and waterproof ink pens. Waterproof black ink pens are great for ink drawings and quick sketches. Such pens are good for exercising your hand and drawing discipline as erasing of lines is not an option.

Silver point and Metal-point drawing tools and grounds


Drawing Tools
In the Drawing Academy, you will also discover the Metal-Point drawing technique. This is an almost forgotten medium because it demands a great deal of drawing discipline. The method is very old and precedes graphite drawing.

Metal-point drawing materials presented in this course include silverpoint, brass-point, nickel-silver-point, and gold-point. In addition, I will also cover such important topic as silverpoint grounds, their materials and preparation.

Drawing Academy Metal-Point Lessons:
Discover What is Silver-Point;
What is Metal Point;
How to Draw People in Silverpoint.

Drawing tools – The Golden Proportions and Golden Mean Gauge

The last tool I will show you in this video is the Golden Mean Gauge. The importance of the Golden Ratio cannot be underestimated. Every fine artist who wants to be good in drawing needs to know about Golden proportions and use them in the creative process.

In the Drawing Academy, I have dedicated a special video lesson to this topic. There are certain magic rules of proportions that shape this universe, our planet and everything you see.

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