This is probably the ultimate book for learning pen and ink drawings. It was published in 1976 and has been reprinted since.
It's filled with easy-to-follow lessons that teaches how effects and textures can be created. There are lots of techniques to learn.
The pen used back then and featured in this book is the quill pen. Ballpoint pen users might not be able to replicate the quill pen effects, specifically the drawing of thin and thick lines by applying different pressure. Other than that, the techniques can be used with other pens.
There are lessons on tone building, working with light and shadow, sketching outdoors, drawing from photographs, composition and more. The examples included are mainly on still life, architecture and landscapes. They are beautiful and inspiring, from notable artists, and all come with commentary and analysis. Some of the work are really exquisite.
This book is recommended to anyone who loves this medium. Good for all skill levels.
Rendering in Pen and Ink: The Classic Book On Pen and Ink Techniques for Artists, Illustrators, Architects, and Designers (Practical Art Books) is available at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CN)
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