Here, the very first time, is really a book dedicated to a medium which has acquired growing recognition among artists who operate in pen and ink. Initially created for architects and engineers, the technical pen moves easily and simply within the paper’s. More Here, the very first time, is really a book dedicated to a medium which has acquired growing recognition among artists who operate in pen and ink. Initially created for architects and engineers, the technical pen moves easily and simply within the paper’s surface while offering an exact and foreseeable line quality that can not be matched by any other kind of pen, permitting both loose, gestural sketching and tighter, more deliberate renderings making it a perfect tool for fine artists, illustrators, and graphic artists alike.
Simmons then shows how you can place the pen strokes to exercise step-by-step demonstrations that illustrate the intricacies of excellent, solid image construction, from initial pencil sketch through final inking. He explains building form, tone, texture, and “color” in sketches, and the way to make certain the pen strokes do what you truly would like them to do—a major concern in pen-and-ink rendering. For example, possibly you’ve added a layer of hatched lines more than a bird’s down to produce a shadow effect, simply to uncover that you have all of a sudden obscured their texture, or possibly an area of the drawing is becoming darker and uneven. Gary Simmons addresses these along with other common problems of mastering the medium and informs how to prevent or solve them.
Gary Simmons, that has been teaching pen-and-ink approaches for some three decades, covers every facet of dealing with the technical pen, starting with an intensive explanation of their anatomy, operation, and care and including troubleshooting tips in addition to suggestions about selecting appropriate nib widths, inks, and drawing surfaces. He shows at length how to offer the wide selection of strokes and stroke patterns the technical pen makes possible—continuous parallel line, crosshatching, stippling, and more—and explores, with copious illustration, the various effects all these can make alone as well as in combination. Less