Argyle Iceberg Art

Practice your illustration skills with a geometric pen and ink drawing. Speedball art products are renowned for their quality, and sketching with a traditional nib pen set is a great way to add a graphic quality to your art.
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Argyle Iceberg Art
  • Dip pen and nib set
  • India ink
  • Mixed media or watercolour paper
  • Watercolour
  • Paintbrush
  • Ruler
  • Low tack masking tape
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Gold leaf adhesive
  • Gold leaf

How to illustrate an iceberg in pen and ink

Step 1: Mask off geometric diamond shapes on the bottom half of your paper with low tack masking tape.

Step 2: Using watercolour and a soft round paintbrush, paint the geometric shapes in various shades. Remove the tape once the paint is dry.

Step 3: With a dip pen and ink, draw looser geometric shapes on the upper half of your paper to create a reflection of the ones painted below. Shade with crosshatching to add depth. Let dry.

Step 4: Using a ruler, draw a large diamond shape to frame your drawing.


Sketch out your design in a light pencil before you start. Gently erase your pencil lines after your ink and paint are dry
Use a dip pen to draw fine lines with Pébéo Mixtion Adhesive and add gold leaf details
Rinse your nibs with water when done
Add texture with sponges