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Pen & ink drawing : a simple guide

Author: Alphonso Dunn
Publisher: Woodland Park, New Jersey : Three Minds Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book 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 intrigue and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alphonso Dunn
ISBN: 9780997046533 0997046538
OCLC Number: 935375570
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 165 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Start-up --
Supplies : Ink and paper ; Common ink drawing instruments ; Unconventional instruments ; Additional supplies --
Strokes : Effective pen control ; Basic types of strokes ; Ways to vary a stroke ; Ways to use a stroke --
Shading : Seeing values ; Value scales ; Gradation of value ; Structure and shading ; Shading block forms ; Shading round forms ; Shading complex forms --
Simulating texture : Texture reference chart ; Realistic texture ; Texture follows form ; Texture on block forms ; Texture on spherical forms ; Texture on cylindrical forms ; Bringing it all together --
Sketchbooking : The sketchbook is your battlefield ; You can learn a lot by copying ; Thumbnails are invaluable ; You can always find things to draw ; Abstract drawing ; Gesture drawing ; The human figure ; Faces and portraits ; Animals ; Sketching scenery ; Develop your own drawing process ; Creating with new ideas --
Stages of a finished drawing : Stage 1: Composition and design ; Stage 2: Pencil underdrawing ; Stage 3: Inking --
Secret line of balance : The line of balance ; In patterns of nature ; Movement ; Drawing portraits ; Drawing the human figure ; Drawing animals ; Drawing plants and flowers --
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Other Titles: Pen and ink drawing
Responsibility: Alphonso Dunn.

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This book 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 intrigue and inspire enthusiasts of pen and ink drawing.

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