Pen & Ink: A Creative Exploration of a Time-Treasured Drawing Technique

& others. Walter Foster: Quarto. (Artistry). Nov. 2016. 128p. illus. ISBN 9781633221789. pap. $21.95; ebk. ISBN 9781633223578. ART INSTRUCTION
Written by a team of professional artists from around the world—Jover, Desarae Lee, Samuel Silva, Marcio Ramos, and Ian Thomas Miller—this guide offers a contemporary take on a traditional medium. Each artist-author is showcased in their own chapter, with the book containing five sections total: Miller's introduction includes a brief history of pen-and-ink drawing and basic techniques; Ramos devotes a section to stippling; Lee demonstrates watercolor washes in ink drawings; Silva depicts the creative use of ballpoint pens; and Jover delivers a final chapter on mixed media. Sequential projects are found throughout.
VERDICT While this guide is most ideal for intermediate or advanced artists, beginners are not excluded from admiring the beautiful completed works featured throughout or from trying some of the exercises.
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