Pen & Ink Drawing Tutorial with Aaron Blaise



Watch over his shoulder as Aaron Blaise draws two beautiful pen & ink drawings for you. He creates them in real time and explains the tools he is using, as well as his thought process and decision making.

This course is perfect for those artists looking to dive into Inktober or those who just want to give their sketches and sketchbooks a little more life!

In this brief, easy to follow course, which totals just over 2 Hours – Animator, director and  artist Aaron Blaise (“Brother Bear”, “Aladdin”, “Mulan”, “The Lion King”) shows you his approach to working with pen & ink. This is a great opportunity to “get inside” Aaron’s head and learn his thought process when working in his sketchbook.

Watch as Aaron develops and creates two beautiful lion images & explains his process. Hopefully it will inspire you to go put some beauty into the world!

You will learn:

  • How & when to use different types of pens
  • Rough Sketching
  • Using WHITE ink
  • Working with values
  • Ballpoint & Brush Pens
  • Shading techniques with markers
  • PLUS you’ll also get bonus material including:
    • High-Res Copies of the final images
    • High-Res Copies of the reface images from Aaron’s personal photo library
    • Art Supply List – Everything used to make these images.

Aaron has an engaging, entertaining and approachable teaching style that people really love. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artist these fun and engaging videos will teach you something new!

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Pen & Ink (Inktober) Course Details:

In this video watch as Aaron explores and breaks down his approach to drawing with pen & ink for Inktober or any time you feel like sketching. He explains “what” tools he is using and “why” in real time as he also comments on his thought process.

He teaches you how to use ballpoint pens, brush pens, markers and even how to be tasteful with delicately applied white ink.

Timelapse Video:

Is a 5 minutes time-lapse of the male lion image created in this course.

Pen & Ink Gallery:

Below are some additional images showing some of Aaron’s recent Pen & Ink work all done with the same process he uses in this tutorial:


NOTE: This course may be streamed online or download. We recommend you stream the files. The total download content of this course with Bonus Material is approx. 2.5 Gigs of data.

Subtitles & Closed Captions Currently Available for this Course:

  • English CC
  • Spanish (Español)

About Aaron Blaise:

Aaron has nearly 30 years of professional art experience. He was hired by Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1989 and spent 21+ years helping create films such as: "The Lion King", "Pocahontas", "Beauty & The Beast" and more. During his time at Disney, Aaron designed and animated numerous animal and human characters. 

In 2003 he was nominated for an Academy Award for co-directing the film "Brother Bear" You can follow Aaron and see more of his art on Instagram. You can also see videos of his work on YouTube or follow him on Facebook.
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Copyright Notice – The images, photos, videos, files and content of this course materials are licensed for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not distribute, post or attempt to resell them.


5 reviews for Pen & Ink Drawing Tutorial with Aaron Blaise

  1. Gary Bomphray (verified owner)

    This was tremendous fun. I learned a lot and enjoyed every minute. Thank you, Aaron. You are a talented teacher.

    Gary Bomphray

  2. Tamás Molnár (verified owner)

    This is a very good tutorial for learning ink drawing on toned paper. Aaron’s style of teaching is great and understandable. Thank you Aaron and the whole CreatureArtTeacher crew! I recommend this tutorial for 100%!

    Tamas Molnar

  3. Aleksandar Kuzmin (verified owner)

    Excellent course, I really enjoyed it !!!


    Donde estan los subtitulos en español?????

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  5. Erica Bey (verified owner)

    I loved this course. It really helped me improve my ink work.

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