Since I wrote a post on drawing with a ballpoint pen recently, I've made up a new video (see below) that shows twenty of my ink drawings. I used a Bic ballpoint pen on all of them, and on several I used other pens also. Before each drawing is shown on the video, it tells what kind of pens I used. They include a Bic ballpoint pen, Sharpie marker, PaperMate felt-tip pen, and Staples gel pen. You can see the video below.
SCROLL DOWN BELOW VIDEO FOR NOTES ON THE DRAWINGS SHOWN IN THE VIDEOLeft-click twice (gently) on arrow in middle of picture to begin. There is quiet piano music in the background which makes the video more pleasant, but there is no narrative so you don't have to have your sound turned on. By the way, although the picture you see here is "fuzzy," on the video all the pictures, including this one, are much clearer.
Video Title: 20 Ink Drawings
Time: 6 Minutes, 23 Seconds
NOTES ON THE DRAWINGS IN THIS VIDEOAll of my drawings are small. I use an ordinary clipboard (the one I used in college for taking notes) as my drawing board. I usually clip on a sheet of ordinary inexpensive drawing paper or else a piece of Bristol board I've cut from the tablet (I prefer the Bristol board for ink drawings, but it's more expensive). Sometimes, not often, I lean a tablet against the clipboard rather than taking off one sheet and clipping it on. The tablet is never bigger than 9" X 12" in size.
When I just clip on a sheet of paper, there are dozens of sheets of 8-1/2" X 11" notebook paper clipped underneath so the backing is firm but also a bit resilient -- just right for drawing. I lean the clipboard against some small boxes that keep it almost but not quite straight up and down (that is, almost at a 90 degree angle). Of course I keep something (heavy and short) in front of it to keep it from sliding forward.
Below is a list of all the drawings shown in the video, in order of their "appearance." I've given the dimensions of each picture (they aren't given in the video, though I do tell what kind of pen(s) I used).
1) Gnarled Old Tree (5-3/4" X 7-3/4")Here is the earlier post on drawing with a ballpoint pen, and here is a newer post on drawing with a ballpoint pen.
2) Front of House and Shrubbery (4-1/2" X 8")
3) Back of House and Shrubbery (4-3/4" X 8")
4) Garden Shed Covered with Vines (5-1/8" X 7-5/8")
5) New York City Street Scene (6-1/2" X 5-7/8")
6) Laundry on Hill in China (6" X 7")
7) Narrow Street on Hill in China (5-5/8" X 5-1/8")
8) Mockingbird in the Snow (4-1/2" X 5")
9) Mockingbird Feeding his Baby (3-1/4" X 5-3/8")
10) Cat Eating out of Small Dish (4" X 5-1/4")
11) Grinning Cat Lying on Side (5-1/2" X 6")
12) Sleeping Dog in Wicker Chair (7" X 8")
13) Ground Squirrel (5-3/4" X 7")
14) Rabbit Eating off Ground (6" X 8")
15) Tree Frog (4-5/8" X 6-7/8")
16) 1947 Pontiac Convertible in Junkyard (5-1/2" X 8-1/2")
17) Old Cadillac Convertible in Junkyard (5-1/2" X 8")
18) DeSoto AirFlow with Large Birds in Attendance (5-1/2" X 8-1/2")
19) Wrecked 1957 Oldsmobile in Junkyard (7" X 8")
20) Old car in Junkyard (5" X 7-1/2")
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