Pen, Ink and Paper . . .

The tools for working in pen and ink are really quite simple.

Since all of Monica’s work is done in a tight drawing technique, it must start with a well developed pencil drawing.  The desired subjects for most of her work are different birds and animals, especially those with wonderful detail in feathers or fur.  As the pencil drawing is developing,  planning must be made for the composition, direction of lighting and what kind of details will be emphasized. This is the stage to correct problems that will be difficult or impossible to change once the inking process begins.

The last stage of the drawing is the inking. This is done with the Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph technical pen. Pen and ink drawing is not a forgiving medium so care must be taken to draw precisely. A delicately smooth line is created by this pen.  Being available in a variety of widths helps with the tonalities of a drawing.

Thank-you for coming to view Monica’s website.  Make sure to stop by and visit her portfolio and her shop for some other pen and ink work along with some fabric art. . . enjoy!