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November 30, 2021 at 4:04 pm #1979926New Masters AcademyKeymasterNo badges. No points.
In this lesson, instructor Miles Yoshida will introduce you to the influences and inspiration behind his famous inking artwork. You will be examining the techniques behind old Renaissance drawings. Miles will share with you his body of work and introduce you to his drawing process. Then, you will explore the materials needed for inking and watch Miles demonstrate hatching on paper using straight lines.
This lesson belongs to the course Introduction to Inking. In this 12-week course, Miles Yoshida will provide you with a complete manual for inking. You will start the course by examining old Renaissance drawings. You will study the essential materials needed for inking, including a ballpoint pen, a technical pen, a dip pen, and a brush. Then, Miles will demonstrate hatching and creating gradients using straight and curvilinear lines. From there, he will show you how to apply those skills to a compositional study of basic forms. You will also get a chance to create a master copy which will further strengthen your hatching ability. Toward the second half of the course, Miles will teach you how to draw a still-life, hands, animals, and landscapes in different approaches. Lastly, you will learn to create a self-portrait drawing from life on toned paper using a combination of black and white inks. This course will offer you many opportunities to practice your hatching skills so that you can capture any subject and master the art of inking.
Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.December 1, 2021 at 4:23 pm #1982065mot motParticipant
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great lecture!December 2, 2021 at 6:21 am #1982706Robert GerrityParticipant
This guy is very in depth and articulate from the get go. Enjoying learning from miles so far.December 4, 2021 at 4:52 pm #1986167teresmajorParticipant
I discovered Yoshida online couple of years ago and I’m very thankful for this course. I’m a Digital Product Designer and I draw as a means to escape.
My introduction with drawing began here on NMA a couple of years ago, before that I couldn’t draw anything. And it always felt like I lack a fundamental skill like hearing or talking. I’ve started with Steve Huston and Glenn Vilppu’s lessons and in time I grew a special interest for ink drawing. That’s why I am very excited for this course. I like the energy of undone, sketchy works more than finished and polished works.
My biggest inspiration for ink drawing is probably drawings and etchings of Anders Zorn. I also love The Ink drawings of Rembrandt and Steve Huston’s fountain pen sketches. I also really like the sketches of Miles Yoshida because it has that traditional kind of aesthethic to it.
Thanks for the course!December 5, 2021 at 4:23 am #1988260
Loving it. I am a Business Analyst and drawing and Caligraphy had made me more focus, more concious, smarter (because of the complexity of the problems you need to solve in drawing). I can apply what I learn in drawing to my System Analysis career, besides the enormous health benefits I have received.
I really like Miles course, it is the first time that I see a course of him or his art. I like the way he explains. The first video 36 minutes took me about 2 hours because I reflected on everything he said and wrote them down as quotes and look up the references. I am really glad NMA, have this course.
My influence definitely is DaVinci because of how secure he was on his craft. I liked the “St John the Evangelist” of Bartholomew Spranger because of its down to hearth mere mortal vive, it is just enough simple and doable. It inspired me because I can see myself drawing and inking a St John the Evangelist. The minute I saw the drawing, I said: “Ok, this is something I can do”. Thank you Miles, I hope to see more of you.December 5, 2021 at 10:04 am #1989504Ruggero ChiminazzoParticipantNo badges. No points.
Hi, I am an architect/retail designer. I am learning the piano and arts. These are the two main things I do in my life. My job just serves to support these.
I studied in Venice and I believe my main influences are Da Vinci, Pontormo, Michelangelo, Piranesi, Escher, and many others. I am interested in learning different techniques. The past left a few fragments that we can use and bring forward. NMA is helping me and many others to do that.
Inking is intimidating to me. I am confident this class will help me discover something one year ago I would never have imagined I could afford to do.December 5, 2021 at 5:57 pm #1990146PeterHsuParticipantNo badges. No points.
Hi all. I’m a freelance illustrator working out of Auckland, New Zealand where I’m currently halfway through my Bachelors of Fine Arts in painting and printmaking. I was self-taught for years before I decided to take the plunge and go to art school, and I still feel like I’m missing a lot of structured learning about fundamentals. Inking has always been my passion, and I’m really looking forward to what this course can teach me.
My influences are really wide, but for inking I’ve always been drawn to the works of Jim Woodring, Ralph Steadman, and Joseph Clement Coll. Of course, I have huge respect for Glenn Vilppu, Steve Huston, Kim Jung-Gi, Peter Han and a special regard for my friend Donald Phan.
Below is an example of the work I’ve been doing for school, a self-portrait caricature.December 7, 2021 at 3:45 pm #1997352RosaLarrosaParticipantDecember 8, 2021 at 12:02 am #1998240FeffParticipant
I’m Feff. I’m a comic creator. I feel like I have a solid foundation in drawing, but I’ve never really put enough thought into my inking, and as someone who has to ink pages – it’s a really important skill that is too underdeveloped for me! While I work primarily digitally for comics, I still do traditional work at the end of the day and it would be nice to be more confident with my inking tools. I’m looking forward to going through the course and will do my best to be a bigger part of the community here (I tend to do things alone – a habit of being utterly self-taught)
Pleased to meet you all!December 8, 2021 at 5:28 am #1998440MargrietAssinkParticipantNo badges. No points.
Hoi everybody, great to see so many different kind of artists here! I am very eager to start in this course. I just ordered the materials that I lack. I love drawing and animation. I am self taught. I have been working on portraits an figure drawing/ anatomy and NMA has helped me a lot with that. I have been a comic book fan since I was little. In the beginning mainly European comics, later I discovered comics from other countries and I hot mostly into manga. My influences come from comics (Rosinski, Shinobu Otaka, Enki Bilal, Bill Watterson, Kim Jung Gi), art- Ivan Bilibin, Waterhouse, Zorn, Rockwell, Turner, Yves Klein, Sargent and so many more. I make comics, but full color. This is a recent one (digital). I hope everyone enjoys the course, have a nice day 🙂December 8, 2021 at 6:19 am #1998461
AND Then NOW The Weather Forecast, Rain all day , With an occasional shower.
Wao, God Bless Google!!!! Nice visualDecember 8, 2021 at 7:46 am #1998526
I started the 1st assignment and see the point in doing the exercises. I was giving up on the extrafine dip pen until I tried multiple times and figure that I can not press the tip against the paper. I am looking forward to finish the first assignment. I am using a couple of agendas and calendars that I had because they have the squares already and saves me some extra effort. I can save a couple of pages from the sketchbook and find good use to the empty days in my agendas.December 8, 2021 at 11:43 am #1998685MargrietAssinkParticipantNo badges. No points.
Thank you! Practically our weather last weeks 😉
Good idea of using empty days in agendas and calenders.December 16, 2021 at 1:38 pm #2015700Sharon ShermanParticipant
I’m excited to learn pen & ink, would like to incorporate watercolor washes as well. I’m a graphic designer (love type and logo design), but I am looking forward to drawing and painting again (took courses in college many years ago). I love impressionism! I have taken several classes in mosaics and really enjoyed that as well. Just went to the Beyond Van Gogh exhibit and was inspired to finally sign up and take some online classes from professional fine artists.
January 7, 2022 at 1:31 am #2067617Grace WilkinsParticipantNo badges. No points.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by Sharon Sherman.
Hi! I am a student currently studying in the UK. I like to draw and paint but I really want to improve my inking so that my drawings look neater. I also want to improve my observational skills. https://www.instagram.com/fugummy_fruit/ My instagram has a lot of my sketchbook pages. 🙂
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