This reader-friendly guide allows artists and would-be artists at all levels of achievement to experience the satisfaction of drawing with pen and ink techniques. Richly illustrated and containing dozens of simple exercises, it covers everything from the basic tools and materials to the production of advanced effects.
A seasoned instructor, author Frank Lohan presents dozens of exercises for beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists. His topics range from the creation of hatching, tones, and stippling to dealing with the problems that can arise when adding texture, light, and shade. An extensive reference section features examples of landscapes, trees and foliage, flowers, faces, animals, and a wealth of other subjects. Helpful suggestions include tips for copying, reducing, and enlarging sketches; instructions for easy matting; and guidelines for reproducing sketches on greeting cards and notepaper.
A Detroit-based industrial electronics engineer, Frank Lohan turned his lifelong interest in sketching and painting into a career in teaching adult classes in art.
Introduction Part I: Basics Paper Pens Some Basic Guidelines Practice Strokes Pen Size Copying Pictures Easy Matting Minimizing Outlines Part II: Beginning Old Barrel--Outline and Instructions Old Books--Outline and Instructions Landscap Practice Brick Wall and Fence--Outline and Instructions Landscape--Outline and Instructions Old Door--Outline and Instructions Stippling--Outline and Instructions Barn--Outline and Instructions Castle Steps--Outline and Instructions Seascape--Outline and Instructions Hillside--Outline and Instructions Mailbox--Outline and Instructions Part III: Intermediate Greeting Cards and Note Paper Background Trees Flowers An Old Greek Fountain Stone and Wrought Iron Stone Chimney Animals Near Gatlinburg, Tennessee In the Great Smoky Mountains Faces Scratchboard A Utah Panorama Working from Photographs An Old Cedar Tree Part IV: Reference A Practice Sketchbook Foregrounds Trees Bricks Stonework Barns Different Techniques Shingle Siding Clapboard Siding Stucco Rocks Boats Ships Seaside Scenes Snow Scenes Fur and Feathers Ear of Corn Close-up Faces Fountain Pen Sketches Brush Sketches Drawing with Twigs and Other Things Bibliography