Drawing with Natural Inks

Some time ago I took part in a workshop where we were shown how to turn leaves and fruit of different types of trees into natural inks. First we took a walk through the outskirts of town and picked the material, then we produced the inks and tried them out on paper. Among others we used fruits of maple trees, mahony or elder berries.

Ink Drawings with Artist Pens

These ink drawings were done with artist brush pens, using a set of landscape colours.

Landscape drawing can be tricky. How much detail do you need to draw to create an accurate picture of the place?

These small drawings show the idyllic Austrian “Salzkammergut” region.