The Pen and Ink Book: Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist

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Watson-Guptill, 1999 - Art - 176 pages
Along with showing the great variety of inks, pens, supports, and related materials available today, this book guides readers in choosing archival quality products that work well together. Included are demonstrations of diverse techniques, plus scores of finished drawings that approach subject matter from many different perspectives to achieve wide-ranging visual and emotional effects. 385 illustrations, 200 in color.

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As a pen and ink junkie and artist I found this book to be one that can be read over and over without ever getting bored with it. You soon realize that the average adult retains only a small portion of what we read each time so the material must be repeatedly read to retain the usefulness.
This book has the reference and variety needed to keep your interest and it's not filled with first grade type drawings seen in some other publications.
I've enjoyed pen and ink drawing much more after reading this book and frequently select portions of it to use for buying my art materials or problem solving on a drawing.
Great job by the author Jos Smith - obviously a very accomplished individual.
I especially like the mention of his parents giving him a blank white wall, bottle of ink and a pen when he was a kid.
Well done!

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About the author (1999)

Smith, a painter and sculptor, is Professor of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute in New York.

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