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Title: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on April 08, 2014, 03:36:59 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these  to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Danielle123 on April 09, 2014, 09:38:28 AM
 :thankyou: so much for this free video on pen and ink class.  You always have some interesting information and well explained :thankyou: :-*
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: CarolHorvath on April 10, 2014, 08:14:19 PM
Hi Dennis. Do you have any idea approximately when the pen and ink classes will begin? This is sooooo exciting! thank you.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on April 10, 2014, 08:31:56 PM
Carol, there are no pen and ink online classes as such.


What is happening is we have added these first 5 for a start, and obviously one can can buy them individually as it suit you. For a while we will be adding them every so often - not necessarily one every week. If there is enough response we will  keep adding them for quite a while to come and build up a good wet of lessons.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: thebryce on April 11, 2014, 12:37:08 AM
Fantastic lesson as usual! I am amazed at your never ending wealth of knowledge.  A night never goes by where I do not at least watch a portion of one of your classes. I have no time for regular TV. On days when I do have the TV on I have your lesson going on next to me on my computer with the sound turned off and am copying each technique you demonstrate.  Keep up the good work. I am still back at watercolors but see how pen and ink go hand in hand with water color.  I will be purchasing the rest of these classes for sure!
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on April 11, 2014, 10:36:38 AM
 :thankyou:  for your encouraging comments. Yes, I still have other mediums I've worked in, such as air brushing, etc but this is not really feasible for online classes. Then there's Gouache, ....... :whistle:  I've had an extremely exciting, and busy life, and it still continuing - have another 40 years to go :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: jennylynn on April 11, 2014, 11:58:18 AM
lesson 1   
  lesson 2 my first two practice sheets done for lesson 1 , only 4 more practice sheets to go  :yippee: 
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Val on April 11, 2014, 12:15:55 PM
Hot off the presses Jenny!   :furious: Sorry... couldn't find any 'happy' firey(?) thingy's!  ;D

I am going to start the PNI lessons, I used to love drawing with my dip pen.... of course that was a while ago, just now as a matter of fact, about 45 years ago if I remember rightly!  :stress: Who said that?  :knuppel2:     :2funny:

Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on April 11, 2014, 12:46:07 PM
JennyLynn, Great stuff - very neatly done. You are well on your way :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Danielle123 on April 11, 2014, 12:47:29 PM
Great control of your pen Jennylynn :clap: O0

Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: jennylynn on April 11, 2014, 12:52:54 PM
 :thankyou: val dennis & Danielle really looking forward to this course  :yippee:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: ncwren on April 11, 2014, 02:14:03 PM
Bless your heart JennyLynn....you did a great job!!!  :clap:   I did a fraction of that and called it a day.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: jennylynn on April 12, 2014, 09:49:44 AM
  lesson 3 
  lesson 4  another two practice sheets done 2 more to go  O0   
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on April 12, 2014, 11:43:14 AM
JennyLynn, from the way you are going and the effort you are putting into this you are going to master pen and ink in no time flat. Well done. This is what I like to see :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Danielle123 on April 12, 2014, 03:19:24 PM
Great/clean penmanship Jennylynn :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: jennylynn on April 13, 2014, 01:45:01 AM
 :thankyou: dennis for I really appreciate your comments I want to be able to do this pen and ink course as best I can  O0  so that's why I am starting at the beginning  :yippee:
Danielle  :thankyou: for taking the time to look and comment I really appreciate it  :yippee:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Danielle123 on April 13, 2014, 04:56:07 AM
Here is my practice 1 & 2 of the pen and ink.    :thankyou: Dennis for that free course, very helpful on well explaned.  :not_worthy:
So many wonderful courses to take, wow  :pullhair: don't know where to start.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Val on April 13, 2014, 05:44:36 AM
Off and running at a full clip Danielle   :run: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just a few more things to finish up and I'll be ri   :whistle:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: jennylynn on April 13, 2014, 06:26:51 AM
well done Danielle on the first two practice sheets  O0  I have a class mate  :yippee: 
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Danielle123 on April 13, 2014, 07:58:31 AM
 :thankyou: and Yes though i would join you so you would not feel lonely ;D
 :thankyou: Val waiting for you. Worp speed head :run: :run:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on April 13, 2014, 09:22:53 AM
Danielle, it is good to see another one who is starting from the beginning and learning the proper way O0
Also very well executed :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: jennylynn on April 13, 2014, 02:18:08 PM
  lesson 5 completed 
lesson 6 completed finished off the rest of the practice sheet 6 with different variations of patterns  O0  now onto lesson 2  :yippee:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 13, 2014, 02:54:47 PM
Wow, Jennylynn.  That looks like some very serious doodling.  Looks like fun to try.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Danielle123 on April 14, 2014, 12:03:01 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis for taking the time to look at my scribles.
Jennylynn, good show, i see you invented new techniques, great/clean work.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on April 14, 2014, 01:27:13 PM
Jennylynn, awesome work - specially the last sheet :yippee:
Shht! don't tell anyone, but forgot two small blocks on the top of the last sheet :2funny:  Jokes aside, absolutely well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: JayJ on April 14, 2014, 01:42:10 PM
I am really impressed by your lesson 6 Jennylynn......beautiful intiricate work!


Likewise Danielle...great work!
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Val on April 14, 2014, 01:56:39 PM
I've downloaded the sheets from lesson one. I haven't seen the lesson yet, but it looks as though you are using  a number of different width pens/nibs. I'm not sure how many nibs I still have, or what size and shape they may be in. Is it imperative to have the different sizes? I only have my dip pen to work with.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on April 14, 2014, 04:47:45 PM
Val,  it really does not matter about the pen size, it is the actual excercises that matter O0
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Val on April 14, 2014, 04:56:24 PM
Ok, thanks Dennis. I shall carry on.

Cheers
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: jennylynn on April 14, 2014, 11:52:20 PM
 :thankyou: Danielle mea & jayj for your taking the time to comment very much appreciated  :yippee:

dennis  :thankyou:  for commenting although repetitive I did actually enjoy these lessons  :yippee: missing two blocks sssh ok I won't tell anyone  :2funny:

val glad you've downloaded the sheets looking forward to seeing them  :yippee: hope your internet don't play up  O0
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Val on April 15, 2014, 01:57:20 AM
Thanks Jenny, I should be fine with the wibbly-wobbly lines. The straight lines however do give cause for concern  ???

 then again... that's why they made rulers!  :heeha:     :smart:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on April 15, 2014, 02:35:25 AM
Val, :knuppel2:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Danielle123 on April 15, 2014, 04:13:22 AM
Val and Dennis you crack me up  :2funny:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: ncwren on April 15, 2014, 05:43:07 AM
Nice work JennyLynn.   :clap:
The last sheet reminds me of the z tangle drawings.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Danielle123 on April 15, 2014, 06:06:23 AM
Here is the rest of my lesson 1.  :thankyou: Dennis for taking the time to prepare this course and offer us this first lesson.  So many courses to choose from, but for the time being I will have to concentrate with the rest of my pencil and my portrait course.   Eventualy i will take this course. 
:thankyou:, :-*  :thankyou:
,
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: jennylynn on April 15, 2014, 07:08:38 AM
really well done on these practice sheets Danielle so neat  O0  so I am going to lose my class mate  :'(  but I understand completely  O0
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 15, 2014, 08:51:00 AM
Danielle,

Leave it to you to make squiggles look like beautiful works of art.  So good, girl.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on April 15, 2014, 11:23:23 AM
Another excellent set of practice sheets and the drawings O0  Well done Danielle :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Danielle123 on April 15, 2014, 02:16:14 PM
Pressure, Jill you are giving me. ;D, but I am still here.   :thankyou: for your comments.
 :thankyou: Mea, you are a sweat heart  :-*
 :thankyou: Dennis for your expertise and encouragement.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: jillh on April 21, 2014, 06:01:41 PM
I've been busy  :D
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Val on April 21, 2014, 06:33:36 PM
Great job Jill  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:   I'll have to go back and work at these a bit at a time. Just can't stay focused on them for long....  :D Makes my eyes go wonky!
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: jillh on April 21, 2014, 06:57:55 PM
So true Val.  I just made a plan to do one sheet a night.  Can't do more than that.  Colored pencils and pen and ink really affect my arthritic hands.  Funny that drawing with pencil doesn't affect them as much.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: ncwren on April 22, 2014, 05:07:11 AM
 :clap: Jill
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on April 22, 2014, 01:29:56 PM
Jill, Wow! I must say that I'm impressed. Good for you  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: jennylynn on April 22, 2014, 01:33:30 PM
very well done jill  O0  onto lesson 2  :yippee:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: jillh on April 22, 2014, 02:44:15 PM
Thanks Dennis and Jennylynn. 
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Danielle123 on April 22, 2014, 06:24:44 PM
Jill great technique, i also like your creative new textures on page 6.
 :smart: :clap: :clap:

Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: JayJ on April 30, 2014, 11:58:40 PM
Amazing work everyone...really tempted to try ink drawing after seeing all the wonderful work!
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Val on May 02, 2014, 04:53:36 PM
Definately have a go JayJ. Really gets the old brainbox working!  :think: Great fun.  :yippee:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: cyril on May 13, 2014, 08:23:22 AM


below is my scribble using the pen using 0.5mm ,this was real  fun..

I did all the practice lessons using 0.5mm  pen only


 :thankyou: Denise for free class. 
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 13, 2014, 09:59:09 AM
Good scribbling, Cyril.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: jennylynn on May 13, 2014, 10:10:10 AM
yep good scribbling Cyril great fun isn't it  O0
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Danielle123 on May 13, 2014, 01:40:33 PM
Good scribbling Cyril.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on May 13, 2014, 01:55:10 PM
Looks great Cyril - you are well on your way :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: cyril on May 14, 2014, 12:05:06 AM
 :thankyou: Mea , Jennylynn , Danielle123 , Dennis for your encouraging comments.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Val on May 14, 2014, 01:50:08 PM
 O0 Looking good Cyril!  :yippee:   You are far and away.  :clap: :clap: :clap:    Now that I'm done with the truck... I'll have to go back and do the lessons....  :whistle:      ;D   That puts you ahead of me!  :2funny:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: cyril on May 14, 2014, 11:39:35 PM
 ;D  :thankyou: Val
gosh without doing the lessons you have done such a wonderful work on the trunk , cannot imagine after the lessons :heeha:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Val on May 15, 2014, 04:10:46 AM
Well Cyril, the first sheet is complete...still working through the second! Whew... I really have to concentrate!  :crazy2:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: ncwren on May 28, 2014, 09:35:03 AM
Mostly done.  :blush:
I like pen and ink....I don't like these little squares!   :o
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 28, 2014, 10:11:27 AM
Natalie,

Well, filling those little squares may not be fun to do, but you did it!  And did it well.  I admire your tenacity.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: ncwren on May 28, 2014, 12:17:37 PM
I'll take it Mea-it took some time and complaining mostly.  :2funny:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Danielle123 on May 28, 2014, 03:18:46 PM
You did very well on the chart, like the basket weave.    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: ImBatman on May 28, 2014, 04:01:32 PM
Well done Natalie, at least you knuckled down and did it! Practice makes perfect. Which is why I am somewhat lacking...
 :2funny:

Batman.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on May 28, 2014, 04:54:36 PM
Natalie, you passed the worst test - well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Val on May 29, 2014, 06:04:34 AM
Good job Natalie  :yippee:   I must admit....I haven't yet completed all of those little squares.   (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50137/1507132.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)   I will..... eventually!  :crazy2:   
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: ncwren on May 29, 2014, 07:57:40 AM
Yes I know you will Val.  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Sherri on December 01, 2014, 10:26:45 AM
The link for the materials for this class does not work.  I need access to the practice sheets.  Thanks so much for helping me with this.

Thanks
Sherri
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Sherri on December 02, 2014, 03:33:18 PM
I made my own practice sheets since the link in the lesson does not work.  Below are my submissions.  I do not draw very good but tried.  May barrel is lopsided!!

Sherri




Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 02, 2014, 04:34:10 PM
Sherri,

Super good job on your charts.

That weaving pattern on the last practice sheet is really good.

Cute wonky barrel!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Sherri on December 02, 2014, 04:41:52 PM
Thanks Mea - I am not good at free hand drawing so my barrel is definitely "wonky" 

Sherri
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Liana on January 07, 2015, 04:29:29 PM

Guess who got pen's for Christmas!    ;D

Here is my attempt at lesson one.  We shall see where it goes from here.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 07, 2015, 05:10:42 PM
Liana,

Not bad for the first go-round with P-N-I.  You are way ahead of me; I haven't even tried it yet.

You go, girl.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Liana on January 07, 2015, 05:26:19 PM
Thanks Mea,

LOL   Shaky start just like pencil.    ;D



Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: ncwren on January 07, 2015, 05:44:02 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on January 07, 2015, 10:01:13 PM

Techniques are good, Liana :clap: :clap: :clap: The bottom three are out of perspective. Take your time getting the perspectives right BEFORE starting out with the pen work. For the bottom 2 it is imperative that you get the shapes of the ovals right. It will pay to practice those for a while until you get the feel for them O0 Looking forward to seeing the rest.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Liana on January 08, 2015, 04:11:55 PM
 :thankyou: Natalie

 :thankyou: Dennis

 I did struggle with perspective for sure, will have to practise my geometric shapes.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Val on January 08, 2015, 11:35:46 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Liana on January 09, 2015, 09:41:01 AM
 :)  Thanks Val

I moved right to my pen for these practice drawings but.......

My lesson learned from this was that I can still use light pencil lines to make sure I get perspective of the main shapes correct and then use my pen.

 ???

Does this sound correct?   

Thanks

Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on January 09, 2015, 12:49:24 PM
That's correct Liana.
 For pen and ink work do all your preliminary work with pencil. When you are satisfied with the drawing then you can start using the ink pen. Afterwards you can gently erase all the pencil guide lines.

 When practicing the strokes do them straight with the pen - no pencil guide lines :sweat:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 25, 2015, 08:24:48 AM

I decided to take advantage of my VIP membership and stick my toe into the proverbial water (aka "ink"!) This was a very fascinating look at a fun medium. I'm so impressed with what others are doing with PNI - glad I tried this class (although these worksheets took me ALL DAY LONG!!) Looking forward to lesson #2! Thanks for a great intro, Dennis!
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Bellarina on February 25, 2015, 09:44:07 AM
Cool Sharon that you've decided to take up pen and ink.
My daughter is doing the same, but she's interested in Copic markers.
Have to say after looking at some YouTube videos on this, it has surely sparked my interest.
Figures she would choose the one medium I don't have supplies for. 
My studio is set up to do watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastels, scratch board, and pencil drawing.
 I told her yesterday that my studio might as well be a store with all the supplies I've gathered. 
She should pick one of those mediums. But, nope, she chooses Copic markers.
Now guess what mom has to do? Buy Copic markers.  ;D
I support her interest in art, she's always been a good artist.
She has drawn lovely pictures of our pets for gifts to me, which I just adore.
 Besides she's been handling the framing business, since I've retired. 
Its one perk that we have really enjoyed being able to buy supplies for the shop.  ;)
Anyway, can't wait to see your pen and ink drawings, I'm sure you will do great.
Also, if you take to Hawaii, it won't take up much space.  :)
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: ncwren on February 25, 2015, 10:22:56 AM
 I could only stand those worksheets for a few minutes at a time-good for you getting them done in one day!  :clap:

I'm glad you are getting your feet inky!  :yippee:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 25, 2015, 10:31:03 AM
Thanks Robin and Natalie - and Robin, when I begin a new medium I generally buy just a few materials because I keep returning to my true love, watercolors! Plus my counter space for paints, etc is a bit limited (my studio is my daughter's former bedroom and she's yet to clean out her closet and shelving areas!)  But you're a good mom and it's a small price to pay if she's running your business!

Natalie - I had to keep taking breaks just to give my neck a rest!
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Liana on February 25, 2015, 11:30:27 AM
Nicely done Sharon!
Your watercolor paintings are beautiful!
With your talent you are sure to excel at any medium and it already shows in the pen work.   :)

My daughter got me a few starter sets in Copic pens for Christmas she thought I would like them.
Have not used them yet but they may be useful to add color to pen drawings. Just have to get some more lessons in before I attempt that  ;D
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 25, 2015, 12:24:18 PM
Wow, Sharon, you even make charts look like works of art!!

Nice job.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 25, 2015, 01:53:56 PM
Thanks Liana and Mea! I showed my husband what I had been working on all day yesterday and he was impressed - and understood why I had been in my studio for so long!
Title: Liz's Pen and Ink Drawings
Post by: liz on December 11, 2015, 06:36:32 PM
Last of 9 practice sheets.
More practice.
 :thankyou: Dennis, I liked doing this drawing.  First time ever trying to draw with pen and ink! Sometimes the pen in my hand felt a little shaky, but all the practice drawing really prepared me for this lesson/drawing.
~Liz
Title: Re: Liz's Pen and Ink Drawings
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 11, 2015, 09:13:38 PM
Liz,

You pen and ink drawings look so precise.  You have done well.  I am intimidated by pen and ink.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Liz's Pen and Ink Drawings
Post by: liz on December 11, 2015, 10:08:51 PM
MaryAnne, you should add pen and ink to your repertoire, too!


At first I would have felt intimidated since you can't erase ink as you can graphite pencil, but Dennis is such an excellent teacher that he prepares you with all these monotonous exercises that soon the pen is not so fearsome a tool to work with.  And here is Dennis' secret: use a pencil to lightly outline the main parts, then you will be trouble free. When you're done,  erase any visible pencil marks.  :)


Liz
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on December 12, 2015, 01:05:34 AM
Excellent. Well done, Liz :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Val on December 12, 2015, 03:15:05 AM
 :heeha:   Brilliant Liz!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: liz on December 12, 2015, 05:04:58 PM
 :thankyou: MaryAnne, Dennis, and Val!


I just marvel at what I have been able to do with pencil and pen and ink drawings! Just imagine I never drew anything until I found Paint Basket!!!  The family was amazed when I did portraits of their 3 dogs this past year. It's unbelievable that I am such a late bloomer, 75 years old on Dec. 15th!
 I appreciate being taught by Dennis and Nolan and for the joy I have found in drawing!!! :thankyou: :thankyou: :hug: ~Liz
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 12, 2015, 05:35:53 PM
Wow, Liz, a Diamond Jubilee celebration.  Happy 75th birthday.  How exciting.

Celebrate in style.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: liz on December 13, 2015, 09:37:01 AM
 :thankyou: I'm too old for celebrating anything except my grandkid's birthdays.  But the thing is when they get a year older, I get a year older, too!  Drats! :knuppel2: That's for 'getting old gracefully'!
-Liz :crazy2:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Class Mac on February 04, 2016, 06:53:15 PM
Ryan wants to have a go with pen and ink this term and has done his chart and then the house freehand, so is coming along. Have commented on his very 'neat bushes' but he decided to leave them as is - not sure how you can give them a natural look after they have been pruned   ???

He prefers working with graphite but doesnt mind the effect of pen and ink. Will have him try a few different things this year.

Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 04, 2016, 08:50:29 PM
Off to a good start, Ryan.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Danielle123 on February 05, 2016, 05:15:13 AM
Well done Ryian,  I would just add a bit of leaves on parts of the big tree trunk here and there  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Danielle123 on February 05, 2016, 05:16:54 AM
Liz you also have made some very nice pen and ink drawing  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on February 05, 2016, 03:29:44 PM
Very well done, Ryan :clap: :clap: :clap: Just the tree needs to be finished O0
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Val on February 06, 2016, 04:34:10 PM
 :clap: You did a far sight better than I Ryan....I forgot the steps!  :doh:     ;D     Well done you!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: sally13 on February 06, 2016, 05:50:32 PM
This is great Ryan, well done with the house shadings. :yippee:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: TeresaM on September 02, 2016, 12:09:24 AM
Just joined the online lessons so thought would start on the Intro. Not as easy as it looks so great work everyone, plus my eyesight is getting bad for close up work  ie doing the lines. Don't need glasses yet but things get a bit fussy and i found my hand is not as steady as it used to be. Also Jillh and  Jennylynn i really like your sheets of pattern work  :clap: :clap:

I have attached my boxes and barrels. 

Haha i tried and tried to get my box the lie flat but it kept floating up, so i put my paper up to the screen on my tablet and used it like a light box to get the outline of Dennis' box  :2funny:
   
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on September 02, 2016, 11:13:48 PM
Excellent, Teresa :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: thebryce on September 02, 2016, 11:31:36 PM
Excellent coursework Teresa. You will love it!
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: TeresaM on September 02, 2016, 11:50:34 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis and thebryce
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Val on September 03, 2016, 07:43:23 AM
Great work Teresa especially like the barrel.  O0   Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: TeresaM on September 03, 2016, 03:59:09 PM
 :thankyou: Val now that i have subscribed i keep feeling i should be doing something all the time.😊
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Val on September 05, 2016, 11:53:30 AM
 :2funny:   Teresa, I understand completely!  ::)
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Kathysutterlin on September 05, 2016, 12:06:46 PM
:thankyou: Val now that i have subscribed i keep feeling i should be doing something all the time.😊

 :clap: I'm so glad you subscribed to OLA, Teresa. I really enjoy my membership.  What is nice is that I can watch classes and learn even when I don't have time to pull out my paints etc.  Watching classes is much better than evening television.

You did great with the intro lesson. Your barrel is perfect. I look forward to your next posting of whatever class you play with next.  :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: TeresaM on September 07, 2016, 07:57:45 PM
 :thankyou:
Kathy i agree with you about watching online and not needing to paint and i too watch the lessons instead of tv sometimes
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 21, 2016, 09:49:22 PM
OK, you folks convinced me to give pen and ink a try.  I am taking the easy approach, though, and bought a set of STAEDLER pigment fine liners.  Six sizes .005 to .08.

I love how smoothly they glide over the paper.  Have started my first sketch journal on Strathmore Drawing paper, 8 x 10, 80lb. paper.

Once I get set to do a finished piece, what is a better paper to use?  I want to try line and wash, so need something that can take a little watercolor.

Here are some drawings from Dennis's Intro lesson.  I look forward to doing more of the practice pages, but just wanted to get started with something to show you.


My barrel is kind of skinny and wonky!  BUT, I loved using the pens!!  (First hurdle climbed)

aloha

me
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Kathysutterlin on December 21, 2016, 10:17:13 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Woot woot, Mea! You did it! Don't the pens feel wonderful in your hand and on the paper? I really enjoy the Micron pens. I'm sure they'd are like the ones you have. I tried the dip pen. Not my fav but maybe over time.

Watercolor paper is good just remember the texture as you use your pens. I'm sure Dennis or Gita will have good paper suggestions for you. I can't wait to see what you do with this.  :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: dennis on December 21, 2016, 11:22:17 PM
You're well on you way, Mea  :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee:
I just use the watercolor paper I've used for all the lessons.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on December 22, 2016, 05:40:35 AM
Nice practice, Mea!  :clap: :clap:

Strictly for drawing, I would give the Strathmore Bristol smooth texture a go.  I've only used it with graphite, but it takes very fine lines well. Good for realistic drawing. I heard the hot press watercolor paper is good for line and wash. Again, really good for detail.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Val on December 22, 2016, 06:27:29 AM
Good start Mea. I have used everything from printer paper, drawing paper, to w/c paper. The ink works well on all of them.

For any line & wash whether pencil or ink, I use #140 cp w/c paper.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 22, 2016, 08:34:20 AM
Thanks, KathyS, Dennis, Steve, and Val.

I have plenty of WC paper (140lb.) so will use that.  Do you suggest front or back side for the line/wash work?

I am really excited about this, so I am hoping to do the next PB pni lesson from the Lesson Plan today.

Thanks, Dennis, for adding pni to my repertoire!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #1 - Introduction
Post by: Val on December 22, 2016, 01:18:40 PM
I have found the front of #140 cold press works great. If it is #140 rough, I think I'd consider the back side.

You may want to do a couple of little test strips to see which you prefer.