Pen & Ink Sketching: Step by Step by Frank J. LohanA clear and concise guide to pen-and-ink work, this step-by-step presentation features 37 demonstrations — each with multiple sketches that show the progression from pencil sketch to ink outline and from shadows and detail to the completed work. The drawings advance from easy to complex, accompanied by advice for artists at every level of experience.
Written in a direct and engaging style and richly illustrated throughout, this guide discusses the fundamentals of pen and ink as well as materials and basic techniques. It addresses common problems such as foreshortening, breaking up monotony, and executing delicate details. Sketches include rustic scenes of barns and other buildings as well as landscapes and portraits of owls, deer, squirrels, ducks, and other wildlife. Equally valuable for classroom use and independent study, this volume also forms a practical sourcebook and reference.
Pen and Ink Artwork
Why would people want to have pen and ink drawings of their house or place of residence? Well, there are numerous reasons for this. One can imagine that these sorts of illustrations probably originated, historically, with the advent of architecture; before a building was constructed, the future occupants would have needed some sort of idea as to how their future residence should look as well as giving the artisans an indication of what goal they were working towards! On a more personal level, however, if where we live has some character or charm, then what better way of displaying those characteristics than in the form of a drawing. Pen and ink drawings, watercolours, oil paintings etc. Whether your place of residence happens to be a rambling old farmhouse, a quaint stone cottage or a modern town-house, an artist can provide you with a unique and original illustration of your house that will surely bring you much pleasure and satisfaction. The same could be said of, say, a portrait of a member of your family or even a much-loved pet.
by Sue Pownall
The realistic pen and ink artwork of Sue Pownall portrays the essence of her surroundings as she travels around the world, exploring locations as diverse as the UK, Italy, Qatar, Oman, Sudan, South Korea, and the US to name just a few! Sue's perceptive eye captures the nuances of each culture she explores, from the Pharoah statues of Sudan to the stone churches of rural Italy. Sue's sketchbook is her constant companion on her daily outings as she sketches the details that give each location its particular flavor: the people, architecture, animals, natural scenery, and objects that are part of everyday life. In addition to sketching with pen and ink, Sue often adds watercolor washes to her line work to bring color to her art, such as you see in the artwork to the right. This fascinating interview provides an inside glimpse into Sue's artistic process.