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Pen and Ink Portrait Sketches of Children and Kids

February 23rd, 2008 · 8 Comments

These four pen and ink portrait sketches of children and kids were drawn on cardboard in 1998. The style is minimalistic and loose which allows the drawings to “breath in” the textured and grainy card board background. The drawings have a fragile quality to them, as the pen was mostly used to sketch the darkest shadows and lines around the children and kids’ faces, leaving most midtones and highlights to be filled in by the canvas and imagination of the viewer. A wash of water was also used to blend and blur some of the crisp edges left by the pen, which also adds a little bit of gradient depth.

Pen and Ink Portrait Drawing of a Child

Pen and Ink Portrait Drawing of a Kid

Pen and Ink Portrait Sketch of a Child

Pen and Ink Portrait Sketch of a Kid

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bob Walton // Feb 28, 2008 at 6:43 am

    Stunning pen & ink drawings! The faces are well captured with minimal strokes. Quite lovely.

  • 2 MDE-ART.com // Feb 28, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Hi Bob, thank you for taking the time to leave a kind comment. I appreciate it. :)

  • 3 POONAMGUPTA // Nov 15, 2008 at 11:39 am

    you r such a good artist.

  • 4 MDE-ART.com // Nov 15, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Thank you POONAMGUPTA! I appreciate your comment! 😉

  • 5 WeeZy // Jan 21, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    great drawings
    i tried also to draw with a pen but it’s dificult

  • 6 MDE-ART.com // Jan 25, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Thanks WeeZy, it’s great to hear you are trying new mediums! :)

  • 7 matthew collins // Feb 7, 2009 at 11:06 am

    i like the way you miss out some of the facial features. like the bridge of the nose ect, they way it is suggested makes the image stand out alot more

  • 8 MDE-ART.com // Feb 10, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Great critique matthew! Thank you! :)

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