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Drawing with Light and Shadow: The Art of Grayscale Ink Illustration

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Drawing with Light and Shadow is a class on illustrating in black and white or monochrome, focusing on tools such as brush pens and inks, teaching an illustration style which combines ink drawing and ink painting. The main emphasis during creating an engaging piece is on light and shadow, as the most important aspect of grayscale illustration.

Barbara is an illustrator with many years of experience, specialized in children’s books and youth novels, focusing on traditional illustration techniques. You will get to know the principles of black and white or monochrome illustration, and will be able to apply it in your work, using your favourite medium.

This class is for you if:

  • You would like to learn how to create an engaging grayscale illustration
  • You would like to polish your traditional art skills
  • You would like to practice for your next inktober challenge

The class walks you through these steps to help you create your project:

  • Getting inspiration for grayscale illustrations
  • Examining existing artworks
  • Showing basic tools for ink drawing and painting
  • Thumbnailing and sketching composition
  • Design the lighting of your illustration
  • Creating your lineart
  • Painting with ink

Walk through the steps of creating a new piece from scratch, and in the end, you are going to have a wonderful piece of art of your own.

You can find Barbara online on Instagram, Behance, and her Studio’s website.

Video & edit by Richárd Kelemen

Music & audio by Dávid Konsiczky

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Drawing with Light and Shadow: The Art of Grayscale Ink Illustration
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