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This article was published on August 29, 2014

    Think ink: The magic of hand-drawn black-and-white illustrations

    Think ink: The magic of hand-drawn black-and-white illustrations
    Ashley Hefnawy
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    Ashley Hefnawy

    Ashley is an editorial assistant and a content producer for Shutterstock's blog. Follow her on twitter @ashleyhefnawy. Ashley is an editorial assistant and a content producer for Shutterstock's blog. Follow her on twitter @ashleyhefnawy.

    Ashley Hefnawy is an associate editor for Shutterstock’s blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.


    Remember your favorite high-school art class? For some, it may have been the inspiration and beginning of a career in the arts; for others, an exploration of different mediums and creative elements.

    Often, those early experiences offer us a period of simple artistic creation — one where hours were devoted to the creation of a single work of art. It’s nice to remember those days, especially when facing deadlines and other daily demands.

    In the spirit of all things ink and analog fine arts, browse through some of our favorite inked picks and check out our curated curated lightbox for even more nostalgic inspiration.

    Remember your favorite high-school art class? For some, it may have been the inspiration and beginning of a career in the arts; for others, an exploration of different mediums and creative elements.  Often, those early experiences offer us a period of simple artistic creation — one where hours were devoted to the creation of a single work of art. It's nice to remember those days, especially when facing deadlines and other daily demands.  In the spirit of all things ink and analog fine arts, browse through some of our favorite inked picks from the Shutterstock collection, and check out our full curated curated lightbox for even more nostalgic inspiration.
    Cat_arch_angel

    Ink 2
    Linda Bucklin

    Ink3
    artplay

    Ink 4
    isaxar

    Ink5
    tantrik71

    Ink6
    krekety

    Ink7
    karakotsya

    Ink8
    karakotsya

    Ink9
    HelleM

    Top image: Ink drawing of a tree by EdenExit