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Que Font Ces Gens, Salvador Dali

Que Font Ces Gens

Salvador Dali

Fine Art Drawings - 15.5 x 9.5 x 0.2 cm

$89,833

Two lines 3, Gina Vor

Two lines 3

Gina Vor

Fine Art Drawings - 30 x 40 x 0.3 cm

$164

Motor functions, Michael Alan

Motor functions

Michael Alan

Fine Art Drawings - 58.2 x 38.9 x 0.1 cm

$1,096

War Portrait & Chalice of Victory, Ziemowit Fincek

War Portrait & Chalice of Victory

Ziemowit Fincek

Fine Art Drawings - 50 x 70 x 1 cm

$822

Paper Heart, Miles Eri

Paper Heart

Miles Eri

Fine Art Drawings - 50 x 32 x 0.1 cm

$548

Times Square, New York City, Kirstin McCoy

Times Square, New York City

Kirstin McCoy

Fine Art Drawings - 55 x 30 x 0.1 cm

$1,205

Goldorak was in Gotham, Tarek

Goldorak was in Gotham

Tarek

Fine Art Drawings - 45 x 30 x 0.1 cm

$383

Couleurs d’automne 05, Mlle Terite

Couleurs d’automne 05

Mlle Terite

Fine Art Drawings - 42 x 30 x 1 cm

$548

Beyond Just a Matter of Distance, Marc Bodie

Beyond Just a Matter of Distance

Marc Bodie

Fine Art Drawings - 21 x 15 x 0.3 cm

$712

Gally, Kurenai

Gally

Kurenai

Fine Art Drawings - 28.8 x 20.4 cm

$1,927

Sans titre, Part One

Sans titre

Part One

Fine Art Drawings - 21.5 x 28 x 1 cm

$1,041

Framed enigmatic still life about time and eternity, Ovidiu Kloska

Framed enigmatic still life about time and eternity

Ovidiu Kloska

Fine Art Drawings - 30 x 21 x 0.1 cm

$329

The Footprint of the Wind 4, Marcel Jomphe

The Footprint of the Wind 4

Marcel Jomphe

Fine Art Drawings - 40 x 114 x 3 cm

$2,903

N 05, De la série: Corps Différents, Maryam Hatami

N 05, De la série: Corps Différents

Maryam Hatami

Fine Art Drawings - 100 x 70 x 2 cm

$1,862

Untitled 1, Wang Fei

Untitled 1

Wang Fei

Fine Art Drawings - 98 x 240 x 1 cm

$31,880

Chefchaouen N°21 without blue, Valérie Poupon

Chefchaouen N°21 without blue

Valérie Poupon

Fine Art Drawings - 80 x 80 x 0.5 cm

$1,589

Sans Titre, Notch 56

Sans Titre

Notch 56

Fine Art Drawings - 20 x 27.5 x 0.5 cm

$241

Fille qui dessine, Isa Cochet

Fille qui dessine

Isa Cochet

Fine Art Drawings - 29.7 x 21 x 0.1 cm

$175

Raise the light of your soul, Caroline Huet

Raise the light of your soul

Caroline Huet

Fine Art Drawings - 32 x 28 cm

$274

Serge Gainsbourg, Alain Robet

Serge Gainsbourg

Alain Robet

Fine Art Drawings - 14 x 22 x 0.1 cm

$219

Balancing Act 2, Tracey Adams

Balancing Act 2

Tracey Adams

Fine Art Drawings - 66 x 50.8 cm

$1,598 $1,438

Rimbaud - Dessin - Arthur assis mains croisées, CharlElie Couture

Rimbaud - Dessin - Arthur assis mains croisées

CharlElie Couture

Fine Art Drawings - 50 x 40 x 0.1 cm

$2,629

Untitled (Surrealist Landscape), Ian Hornak

Untitled (Surrealist Landscape)

Ian Hornak

Fine Art Drawings - 55.9 x 76.2 cm

$12,995

Sans-titre, Jan Voss

Sans-titre

Jan Voss

Fine Art Drawings - 26 x 17.5 cm

$1,096

Withstand, You Wu

Withstand

You Wu

Fine Art Drawings - 68 x 33 x 0.1 cm

$876

Georges Charrier, enfant de cœur cassé, Gaston Chaissac

Georges Charrier, enfant de cœur cassé

Gaston Chaissac

Fine Art Drawings - 27 x 20 cm

$2,848

Chanting of Scriptures 2, Shui Qiu

Chanting of Scriptures 2

Shui Qiu

Fine Art Drawings - 120 x 35 x 0.1 cm

$2,300

Paris Blue Sculptures 1972, Moon Shin

Paris Blue Sculptures 1972

Moon Shin

Fine Art Drawings - 42 x 29 cm

$3,834

Ink Drawing for Sale

Drawing is undoubtedly one of the oldest forms of human expression, with the use of the pictograph as early as prehistoric times. If ink drawing has been present in many periods, and in a very widespread way in Asia, its forms and representations seem to diversify especially from the 19th century. Following the rise of industrial production, technical drawing (or industrial drawing) developed and was clearly distinguished from artistic drawing. In fact, it became very codified and aimed at communicating very precise information about a manufacture or a use. Thus, in the same vein, we find fashion drawings for example. Drawing also seems to be very present in the fields of design or architecture...

There are many drawing techniques: charcoal, pencil, dry or oil pastel, chalk, colored pencils... and of course ink! 

For a long time reserved for writing, ink is gradually making its way into art. Diluted, mixed or pure, ink offers an almost infinite palette of nuances. A quality ink must be fluid and fix instantly on the paper. It marks the white sheet of paper by leaving a trace whose installation and drying time are relatively fast. There are several types of ink that can be used for drawing.

The best known? The Indian ink. It appeared nearly 5000 years ago, this black ink, very qualitative, brings a brilliant effect to the drawing. It became popular in Europe in the Middle Ages, where it was first used to decorate manuscript illuminations. It is also found in the Renaissance in the field of printing. From a formal artistic point of view, the great names of the time such as Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach or Titian began to use it in engraving. Artists found other uses for it in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The ink of walnut, quite widespread because it can be manufactured in large quantities, is the only ink that is perfectly compatible with writing with a fine pen. More fragile to light but no less popular for decorative drawing or illustration, colored inks are composed of special pigments similar to those used in watercolors.

Probably the most famous ink artwork in the world remains "The Great Wave of Kanagawa" by the great Japanese master Hokusai: the first in the series "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji". Imitated but never equaled, the Wave with its light tones of white and grey-blue is a print surfing on Western and Eastern artistic influences.

Are you in love with Hokusai's poetry or simply curious to explore this unique artistic genre? Emerging and established artists are waiting for you in our selection dedicated to ink drawing: discover Éléonore Deshayes, Lali Torma or Manuel Santelices! Don't wait any longer to look for the rare gem... 

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What is an ink drawing?

Ink drawing is the process of applying ink to a surface using a pen, brush or other object. This method encompasses various techniques and can achieve a wide range of outcomes.

What do you need to draw with ink?

To create an ink drawing, you will need a surface such as paper, ink, and a tool to apply the ink with such as a pen or brush.

What's the difference between ink and paint?

Both ink and paint are made partially of pigment, but while the pigment in ink is mixed with PVC resin and plasticizers, the pigment in paint is mixed with acrylic polymer emulsion and plasticizers.