19 February, 2016

Example of Pen Linework

I was looking for a good example of a drawing with dynamic pen work. Good lines have a sort of calligraphic quality of some sort at some level. When inspected, there is a clarity and economy of line in this drawing of Charles Darwin.

Also to be noted is the preparative under-drawing which can be seen if the image is looked at up close. Both pen, probably quill pen, and ink brush appear to have been employed.

Charles Robert Darwin: Wilkimedia

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