Van Gogh stated,”I sometimes think there is nothing so delightful as drawing.”

Van Gogh pen and ink drawing

Van Gogh’s wonderfully simple pen and ink drawing shows how drawing does not need to be complicated.  Just give it a try!  Here note how Van Gogh used simple lines to create an great drawing of a meadow or field.  Thin and thin lines going different directions make the field look like a meadow of plants.  See how he uses a simple value (dark/light) change to delineate between the foreground and the background.  The narrowing of the field as it goes back creates depth in the drawing another simple technique.  Try drawing with a simple pen, it can do more than just be used to sign your name. Have fun!

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