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10 pen drawing techniques and tips

When drawn with knowledge, a great pen drawing carries a certain evocative power that stems from the cleanliness of the finished work. However, that same cleanliness can also leave you vulnerable because high contrast line drawings give you nowhere to hide. 

Every line in pen and ink communicates knowledge and power or timidity and uncertainty. It’s a fine line between one and the other, no pun intended. To help, here are some of my techniques for making pen and ink drawing more approachable and less nerve-racking. Grab your best pens and let’s get started. 

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