About

Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
• • • • •
Time
15 mins

Use "blob" shapes to make people
This exercise is inspired by the wonderful illustrator and teacher Norman Laliberté. Lay down some black ink and add lines and a little color to finish. Easy!

Posted by Carla Sonheim from Seattle, Washington, United States • Published See Carla Sonheim's 7 projects »
PrintEmbed
  • How to create a drawing or painting. Creating Ink Figures - Step 1
    Step 1

    Video tutorial link below!

    First, using black acrylic ink, India ink, or paint, lay down an irregular "blob" shape, keeping "body" in mind as you do it. Don't necessarily draw a body! Then, use your pen to fill in the details (head and feet in this case).

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Creating Ink Figures - Step 2
    Step 2

    Put two figures on one piece of paper, and add blobs for hair or hat!

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Creating Ink Figures - Step 3
    Step 3

    Even put your figures on a blob ground.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Creating Ink Figures - Step 4
    Step 4

    Play with space between the characters to tell a story.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Creating Ink Figures - Step 5
    Step 5

    Instead of making the blob shape the body, make it define the area behind your figure!

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Creating Ink Figures - Step 6
    Step 6

    Optionally, use your pinkie finger to add red pastel cheeks. Here is a video tutorial, too!

    http://carlasonheim.com/creating-ink-figures/

Made this project? Share your version »

Comments