Let’s draw Novigrad from The Witcher| How to imitate woodblock print | Ink drawing tutorial

Let’s draw Novigrad from The Witcher| How to imitate woodblock print | Ink drawing tutorial


Novigrad The Witcher – imitating woodblock print Hello there, thanks for stopping by! In today’s video, I’m drawing free city of Novigrad from the Witcher In the medieval European style You can find giclee prints of this illustration in my shop: www.theloomingmorrow.com First, I’m making a border (kind of frame) with ink brush pen Second step- sketching out loose shapes of trees, the shore and buildings I don’t apply much pressure on the pencil to be able to erase it easily later This artwork has been
inspired by medieval woodcut prints from Europe. I’m using a small nib ink liner to draw fine details like Geralt’s figure The origins of woodcut printing dates back to mid 15th century. Until that time, all books were illuminated
manuscripts. Filling in the bushes with ink using cross hatching technique That means books were handcrafted and hand- illustrated by skillful trained scribes on parchment paper made of animal skin. This also meant that books were produced in small numbers as it took years to make one illuminated manuscript. Therefore, only royalty, monastries and noble families could afford having libraries and books, especially for home use. When Johannes Gutenberg invented the movable type printing press, it gave a rise to the production of more affordable books in Europe. Alongside with the invention of movable type printing,
the woodcut printing was also developed. An artist would carve a slab of wood with an illustration or a design. This woodcut block would then be mounted on the printing press. Drawing an old paper scroll This process allowed creating of multiple printed copies with ease and efficiency in comparison to hand painted illumination. Woodcut prints became so popular that were also printed as single-leaf woodcuts ready to hang on the wall. Among most popular topics for such prints were biblical scenes, maps, exotic animals, botanical illustrations,scenes from Classical mythology. Drawing big ridges on the bark Drawing Novigrad’s houses with the help of a ruler Albrecht Dürer, the famous Renaissance artist, was not only a master engraver and painter, but also one of the most skillful woodcut carvers. Using half circles to draw clouds above the city The houses will have wooden planks like in medieval German architecture Some more clouds so the sky wouldn’t look too bare Going back to the tree’s crown to draw more leaves I’m drawing individual leaves and then filling in the space between them Adding ridges to the bark Drawing ships Drawing a long flag waving in the wind Drawing a small boat Drawing bushes on the shore in the foreground Writing Novigrad in pencil first, then going over it with ink Erasing underlying pencil marks Swiping off the debris with a brush in order to protect the paper from fingers’ oil residue Intensifying shadows on the tree bark Now drawing discontinuous lines framing the landscape Such discontinuity will give the effect of medieval wood blockprints Drawing a botanical pattern in the corners of the frame I’m leaving out some parts of it, so it’ll look like an old wood blockprint Hope this tutorial was useful for you. Thanks for watching! ๐Ÿ™‚

9 thoughts on “Let’s draw Novigrad from The Witcher| How to imitate woodblock print | Ink drawing tutorial

  • August 14, 2019 at 9:52 am
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    Spectacular work, it does look like a medieval etching! Your skills and creativity are amazing!

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  • August 14, 2019 at 10:20 am
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    This is a truly magical video with a medieval atmosphere and calming music. I enjoyed every minute of it.๐Ÿ‘โœ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

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  • August 14, 2019 at 10:28 am
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    After arriving at the Novigrad docks, i made my way to the Spearhead Inn to rest . There i watched this latest video from you and to my surprise it was a drawing of the city of Novigrad !
    Excellent drawing i must say of a view over Novigrad. Big thumbs up from me ๐Ÿ™‚ A note on your video creation – I really enjoy watching the many details that feature in your video's, owls, beetles flying over the page and wolves , to mention just a few of the critters that have guested on your videos. I am going to check out the Witcher series, i hope its good .

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  • August 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm
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    Another beautifully executed video and piece of art โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  • August 14, 2019 at 8:32 pm
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    Congrats on the 500followers my friend ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

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  • August 15, 2019 at 6:12 am
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    Das Bild ist unglaublich schรถn.(Ich bin ein riesen The Witcher fan)

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  • August 15, 2019 at 9:12 am
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    So beautifully illustrated and I love the owl! Another stunning production, Eleanor x

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  • August 15, 2019 at 12:50 pm
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    This definitely looks like an old woodblock print Tiana! I know pretty much nothing about The Witcher but I still think this is one of my favourites of the pieces you've done. I love the ship, the clouds above the town and that beautifully textured tree. Great stuff!

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  • August 15, 2019 at 5:14 pm
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    Mind blowing artwork, I feel transported back in time!:)

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