Pen and Ink Techniques for Scientific Illustration

Pen and ink Illustration by Ikumi Kayama

Learn the skill of creating shapes, values, and texture using only black ink. Pen and ink is a quick and fun medium that will really hone your observation and drawing skills. Do you find the dramatic black/white art appealing? Then this class is for you.

This workshop is aimed for students of all levels who are curious to learn more about the pen and ink techniques to create realistic drawings using scientific illustration techniques. Students who are familiar with basic dry media (Graphite and pen/ink) will expand their toolbox. This class will focus on using technical pens that are consistent and easy to care for, and dip pens and nibs will be discussed. Line drawing, shading using stipples, cross hatching, and weighted eyelashing will be covered. Light on form, values, composition, and perspective will be emphasized and revisited throughout the class.

The class will focus on becoming familiar with the sometimes frustrating pen and ink medium. We will cover basic drawing and rendering techniques used by many profesional artists. We will also cover common troubleshooting and how to avoid being overwhelmed.

Few things we’ll cover:
•How to setup and the working area
•How to observe shapes and value
•How to layer for darkness and add detail

This workshop will be a mixture of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on experience.


This workshop will run from 11am-4pm on Saturday February 29 and Sunday March 1, with a 45 minute break for lunch each day.


Learn more about instructor Ikumi Kayama at


February 29, 2020  •  11:00 am – March 1, 2020 4:00 pm

Hosted by Studio A
Venue Studio A
3972 Campus Drive
Basement level of the STAMP Student Union
College Park 20742

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