Paintings & Stories: 10. Hairy Plants in Pen-and-Ink

       


                        Compass Plant, Silphium laciniatum, Pen-and-Ink, ©Heeyoung Kim

I applied the same technique (shadowing, not drawing for hairy parts) in pen-and-ink drawing. Considering that ink is not forgiving at all, I had to be very, very careful from the beginning. Drawing guide lines very lightly with pencil was a huge help. It was more challenging in ink, however, the effect was much more dramatic with ink than with pencil.

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