Pen & Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide covers the essential aspects of pen and ink drawing and more. It explores basic materials and instruments; fundamental properties of strokes and pen control; key elements of shading; and indispensable techniques for creating vibrant textures. As a bonus, a chapter is devoted to what the author refers to as, the secret Line of Balance. This book is not just written to instruct but also to inspire enthusiasts of pen and ink and drawing as well.
PEN AND INK DRAWING WORKBOOK is perfect for anyone looking for a book that provides lots of practice for developing and refining ink drawing skills and technique. It is appropriate for learners on all levels and is filled with over 100 engaging drills and exercises. The exercises in this comprehensive workbook are thoughtfully designed to take you from the essential elements like pen control, line consistency, basic strokes and variations to more advanced concepts such as, blending values, controlling gradations, shading compound forms, and rendering textures. It covers all the major pen and ink shading techniques including cross-hatching, stippling, scribbling, and more. In addition, there are 30 inspiring drawing exercises on a variety of subjects, which allows you to draw right inside the book. This book is the complementary workbook for PEN AND INK DRAWING: A SIMPLE GUIDE. However, it can still be used on its own as a general workbook for refining your skills and helping you to create stunning ink drawings with confidence!
This clear and concise guide to pen-and-ink work presents 37 step-by-step illustrations that progress from pencil sketch to ink outline to shadows and details to completed work. Written in a direct, engaging style and richly illustrated, its drawings range from easy to complex and offer guidance for artists at every level.
An inspiring sourcebook, this guide helps artists discover a wide variety of subjects and ideas. More than 140 of the author's drawings illustrate nostalgic scenes, old engravings, atmospheric effects, photographs, and landscapes.
This richly illustrated manual for beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists covers everything from hatching, tones, and stippling to dealing with the problems that can arise when adding texture, light, and shade.
Got a yearning to pick up a pen and see what you can do? Go for it! But don't sketch alone—let popular artist and teacher Claudia Nice be your guide. She'll make your first steps fun and successful! In her trademark style—friendly and encouraging—Claudia will show you how to do a sketch of a subject that actually ends up looking like the subject. And she shares her secrets for turning simple lines and dots into all kinds of lifelike textures, including leaves, glass, hair, fruit, water, clouds, wood grain, grass, fur and feathers. Easy (and fun!) exercises get you started. Step-by-step projects teach techniques as you draw trees, flowers, barns, animals and other subjects—even people! And demonstrations show you how to put all that you've learned together to create a finished picture. So go ahead—grab that pen and have fun! Just follow along with Claudia to get the hang of it, and before you know it you'll be making your own, original pen-and-ink drawings!
Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink will teach you everything you need to know about the fundamentals of drawing with pen and ink. From the beloved and best-selling Portfolio art series by Walter Foster Publishing comes Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink, a book that invites you to explore this classic art medium in new and refreshing ways. This comprehensive guide is packed with valuable resources for artists of all skill levels, starting with the basics and ending with intricate, original step-by-step projects that are sure to impress—and inspire. Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink introduces drawing basics, including stippling, hatching, and crosshatching; how to master the fundamentals of mark-making and line work; and helpful exercises for contour drawing, gesture drawing, perspective, and more. Chapters on value, tone, mood, light and shadow, and texture follow, ensuring that artists gain the drawing knowledge they need before working on the step-by-step projects featured in the book. Artists can even learn to add color to their black-and-white art using watercolor for a fresh, modern take on an age-old art form. Whether you're a new artist looking to try a celebrated art technique, a pen-and-ink enthusiast, a mixed-media master, or a graphite-pencil fan looking to branch out to new mediums, Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink will teach you everything you need to know. The Portfolio series covers essential art techniques, core concepts, and media with an approach and format that’s perfect for aspiring, beginning, and intermediate artists. Also available from the series: Beginning Acrylic, Beginning Drawing, Beginning Watercolor, Beginning Pastel, Beginning Colored Pencil, Beginning Color Mixing, Expressive Painting, Beginning Color Mixing, and Beginning Composition.
With simple pen lines, you can bring a pleasing landscape to life. This workbook will teach you how. Drawing simple landscapes with pen and ink is a great way to spend your time creatively and is surprisingly easy to learn. In this workbook, accomplished pen and ink artist Rahul Jain shows you step by step how you can draw simple landscapes with pen & ink. No prior experience or any fancy drawing pen is needed. Just pick up an ordinary gel pen and try activities in this workbook and discover how easy and fun it is to draw simple pleasing landscapes with pen and ink Fully illustrated examples with hands on exercises that can be done directly in the workbook. Try it today
Although geared toward professional artists, this accessible approach to landscape sketching will also appeal to amateurs. English artist Donald Maxwell's entertaining and straightforward attitude begins with the basics: "We will draw a brick. Anybody can draw a brick." Following introductions to perspective, light and shade, and composition, Maxwell proceeds to demonstrate how to direct a picture's focus, and he discusses the challenges of ink as a medium. His observations are complemented and enhanced with illustrative examples of boatyards, bridges, churches, and country farms from throughout Great Britain that date from the early twentieth century. A concluding gallery features a bonus collection of twenty-five images by Frank Brangwyn, Joseph Pennell, Otto Fischer, and other contemporary masters of pen-and-ink landscapes. Specially added for this edition is a new Foreword written by Sonja Rozman and Gašper Habjanič, two landscape architects with a passion for drawing.