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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

$91,009

Two Lines 1, Gina Vor

Two Lines 1

Gina Vor

Fine Art Drawings - 29.6 x 39.6 x 0.3 cm

$166

Every day is indigenous peoples day, Michael Alan

Every day is indigenous peoples day

Michael Alan

Fine Art Drawings - 295.9 x 58.2 x 0.1 cm

$1,221

Norsk, Tarek

Norsk

Tarek

Fine Art Drawings - 29.7 x 21 x 0.1 cm

$189

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

$333 $266

Living on the edge, Dadara

Living on the edge

Dadara

Fine Art Drawings - 29.7 x 21 x 0.5 cm

$388

Times Square, New York City, Kirstin McCoy

Times Square, New York City

Kirstin McCoy

Fine Art Drawings - 55 x 30 x 0.1 cm

$1,221

Gally, Kurenai

Gally

Kurenai

Fine Art Drawings - 28.8 x 20.4 cm

$1,952

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

$721

Sans titre, Part One

Sans titre

Part One

Fine Art Drawings - 21.5 x 28 x 1 cm

$1,054

Carnet de voyage imaginaire 1, Joel Giraud

Carnet de voyage imaginaire 1

Joel Giraud

Fine Art Drawings - 10.5 x 15 x 0.1 cm

$100

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

$2,941

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

$1,887

Chefchaouen N°21 without blue, Valérie Poupon

Chefchaouen N°21 without blue

Valérie Poupon

Fine Art Drawings - 80 x 80 x 0.5 cm

$1,609

Pola Negri I. From The Dis-enchanted series, Paloma Castello

Pola Negri I. From The Dis-enchanted series

Paloma Castello

Fine Art Drawings - 41.9 x 29.5 x 0.3 cm

$500

Collection Terre, Lune & Gingko #2, Laure Julien

Collection Terre, Lune & Gingko #2

Laure Julien

Fine Art Drawings - 21 x 15 x 0.2 cm

$255

Untitled 1, Wang Fei

Untitled 1

Wang Fei

Fine Art Drawings - 98 x 240 x 1 cm

$32,297

Element, Iva Troj

Element

Iva Troj

Fine Art Drawings - 54 x 71 x 2 cm

$4,661

Couleurs d’automne 05, Mlle Terite

Couleurs d’automne 05

Mlle Terite

Fine Art Drawings - 42 x 30 x 1 cm

$555

Fille qui dessine, Isa Cochet

Fille qui dessine

Isa Cochet

Fine Art Drawings - 29.7 x 21 x 0.1 cm

$178

Woman and Dog - Black and Yellow Sweaters (1), Thea van Doorn

Woman and Dog - Black and Yellow Sweaters (1)

Thea van Doorn

Fine Art Drawings - 10 x 15 x 0.5 cm

$277

Sans Titre, Notch 56

Sans Titre

Notch 56

Fine Art Drawings - 20 x 27.5 x 0.5 cm

$244

Serge Gainsbourg, Alain Robet

Serge Gainsbourg

Alain Robet

Fine Art Drawings - 14 x 22 x 0.1 cm

$222

Raise the light of your soul, Caroline Huet

Raise the light of your soul

Caroline Huet

Fine Art Drawings - 32 x 28 cm

$277

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

$2,664

Paris Blue Sculptures 1972, Moon Shin

Paris Blue Sculptures 1972

Moon Shin

Fine Art Drawings - 42 x 29 cm

$3,885

Untitled (Landscape with Rocks), Ian Hornak

Untitled (Landscape with Rocks)

Ian Hornak

Fine Art Drawings - 55.9 x 76.2 cm

$12,995

Nexus papel III, Marc Prat

Nexus papel III

Marc Prat

Fine Art Drawings - 100 x 160 cm

$832

Sans-titre, Jan Voss

Sans-titre

Jan Voss

Fine Art Drawings - 26 x 17.5 cm

$1,110

Still (Basal Elements), Ariadna Dane

Still (Basal Elements)

Ariadna Dane

Fine Art Drawings - 76 x 56 x 0.2 cm

$1,105

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.