How to make a Bamboo Pen

Here is an excellent guide to making a Bamboo Pen for drawing.

The article notes that humans have been making such pen’s for over 2000 BC. They used Carbon Black and ground it down then mixed it with water. Interestingly even the ink today differs not much from the original ink used over 4ooo years ago, the best part about this ink is that is unaffected by light and moisture.

All you need to make a Bamboo Pen is a small saw, some sand paper, a knife and some bamboo.

If you would rather purchase a Bamboo pen then have a look at the following site where you can purchase one from:

If you want to get really fancy you can actually buy an electronic version, this of course will not get the natural effect of traditional Bamboo Pen and Ink but could be more useful in other ways.

Have a look at this link here from Amazon:

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Newcastle Art Lessons

Ever wanted to learn how to draw like a real artist? Then you may want to think about Vivienne’s Newcastle Art Lessons.

Newcastle Art lessons are for any person wishing to improve their drawing ability. You can be a novice or an established artist who need to brush up on their drawing skills.

Vivienne has taught art and drawing for over 40 years, she believes drawing is the foundation skill for any art learning.  You need to draw first before you can progress onto other artistic mediums. It’s the basic building blocks of art.

Vivienne’s artistic influences referred to on the following web pages all show that this list of artists were all great drawers first. From Australian artist Brett Whiteley to Lloyd Rees and Clarice Beckett. They all knew intimately that their drawing skill needed to be at a first rate level. This is how an artist understands composition, lines, and form. They can experiment with light by using various shading techniques.

Vivienne’s Newcastle Art Lessons are private lessons which are done at Vivienne’s art studio where she will offer expert guidance on how to progress your drawing ability.

Contact – Just fill out the form on this Contact Us for for Newcastle Drawing Lessons and Vivienne will get in contact with you regarding cost and course details.

Some Art Lesson Resources From Around the Web
This site is more for the younger art lessons student but offers some good practical lesson examples:

Another site with some great recources, and include examples like: An Art lesson plan on Impressionism and Claude Monet and Michelangelo and his painting of the Sistine Chapel are the subject of this lesson

Vivienne teaches from the approach of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. In her original work book from acclaimed artist Betty Edwards it shows how to best learn the foundations of drawing by offering some excellent exercises to work through. Vivienne teaches from this book and guides you through each exercise to get the most out of each one.

More about Drawing on the Right Side of the Brian can be found at the following links:
Drawing on the Right Side of The Brain
The Secret to More Brain Power by Drawing

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