Saturday 2 March 2019

Book Review: Portfolio - Beginning Pen and Ink by Desarae Lee (Non-Fiction/Art)

Title: Portfolio - Beginning Pen & Ink
Author: Desarae Lee
Quarto - Walter Foster

Publication Date: 5 March 2019
eBook - EPUB
ARC via NetGalley


Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink introduces drawing basics, including stippling, hatching, and crosshatching; how to master the fundamentals of mark-making and line work; and helpful exercises for contour drawing, gesture drawing, perspective, and more. Chapters on value, tone, mood, light and shadow, and texture follow, ensuring that artists gain the drawing knowledge they need before working on the step-by-step projects featured in the book. Artists can even learn to add color to their black-and-white art for a fresh, modern take on an age-old art form.

Whether you're a new artist looking to try a celebrated art technique, a pen-and-ink enthusiast, a mixed-media master, or a graphite-pencil fan looking to branch out to new mediums, Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink will teach you everything you need to know about the fundamentals of drawing with pen and ink.

Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink is an excellent introductory text. It covers all the basics, including choice of pen and paper, and techniques, before moving on to offer several step-by-step projects to get you started. I think this is a book that would benefit any would-be artist. I certainly found it informative and useful.

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