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Pen Rendering Techniques
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Published: October 29, 2011
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Edit:See this same pumpkin painted in acrylic here! [link]

The second assignment in my Science Illustration class!

This time it's taking one subject of our choice (yay pumpkins!), and drawing and rendering it in different pen styles, to see which one(s) we prefer. The bottom 4 are digital simulations of the traditional techniques, made in Illustrator.

Do you have one you prefer? :D Of course these styles can also be combined in a drawing as well - to get a mixture of effects.

Art copyright me. For display only. Please do not use without my permission. However, you're free to use it as a personal reference guide!
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Randioli's avatar
RandioliStudent Digital Artist
LOVE
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Nice! Thanks for teaching :) 
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MissNyshaProfessional General Artist
:D Glad it could help!
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chill13Hobbyist General Artist
For the pumpkin I prefer the hatching. With all the lines following each other it makes it look smooth and just a little shiny. Although I usually use crosshatching. Occasionally, when I want a really smooth gradiant transition (like on a face) I like stippling.

These are a wonderful reference. Reminds you of your options.
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DigitalDreams-ArtProfessional General Artist
Thanks so much
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LiBoggsStudent General Artist
This is really easy to understand and see your thought process in a clean environment. Thank you so much for posting this. I struggle with pen rendering techniques and this has given me some inspiration on how make my work look better! You are an excellent teacher.
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MissNyshaProfessional General Artist
Thanks! I'm really glad you found it helpful! It was an exercise in my class so I thought why not show others the same thing? :D I actually like it the most when several styles are combined in a single drawing. Good luck in your endeavors!
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LiBoggsStudent General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Nicely Illustrated!!
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PhearoProfessional General Artist
I can't find the method I use here.. (It's like this incredible smooth effect with the pen, I don't exactly know how I do it, but I could never recreate it digitally.)
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Piyoooo13Student
Cross hatching traditional ink! >u< Your good at rendering!
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MissNyshaProfessional General Artist
Thank you! :D Lots of people like cross hatching it seems!
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Piyoooo13Student
Yesss :D Cross hatching is cool though haha :)
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bagasuit091Hobbyist General Artist
I like the cross hatching traditional one the best, I think. Organized line chaos. :D It's nice seeing different techniques side by side.
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MissNyshaProfessional General Artist
"Organized line chaos"! Hehe interesting description. :D I left out the "eyelashing" technique though (used a lot in medical illustrations) - it's a bit too hard for me to make smooth/straight lines like that. XP
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bagasuit091Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I've never heard of the 'eyelashing' technique, but I'm sure I've seen it. I must look it up now. :D
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MissNyshaProfessional General Artist
Pg 127-129 of our textbook here: [link]

:D
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bagasuit091Hobbyist General Artist
Aah, neat, thanks!
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TheSkaldofNvrwinterHobbyist Digital Artist
I was gonna ask what sort of pen you used and I think it states it. I just bought a pen set, without ink, not sure I have the money right now, but I wanna try ink and pen or whatever you call it. I wanna be able to do very thin lines all the way up to very thick
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MissNyshaProfessional General Artist
Ah, yeah I used a crowquill for the first 3 and a Pigma micron pen for the stipple. The nib I used for the crowquill is a Hunt 102. It can make thin lines up to thick lines as you use more pressure. :)
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TheSkaldofNvrwinterHobbyist Digital Artist
if you're able, take a look at the pic of my pen set I posted, tell me what you think, if it's any good. I haven't opened it and COULD take it back if needs be. It cost 20.
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ElderweissStudent General Artist
oh my god this is so helpful~ thaaaanks!
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ZorrowlStudent General Artist
Thank you! Very helpful~! :D
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