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.