Inking Advice

Recently, I’ve been going through the old Famous Artists Course handbooks. If you don’t know, this was an art course first devised in 1948 and it involved teachings by artists like Norman Rockwell, Austin Briggs, ...

colored pencil and ink experiments

In my notebook, I’ve been playing around with colored pencil and ink. I tried sepia ink, but I like good old-fashioned black the best. The trick is to be sparing so it doesn’t overpower the ...

How to Hold a Dip Pen

(Not like this.) When I was learning to play trumpet as a kid, I was told to never let my cheeks puff out when I blew. But take a look at almost any picture of ...