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First Steps Drawing in Pen & Ink

4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Got a yearning to pick up a pen and see what you can do? Go for it! But don't sketch alone--let popular artist and teacher Claudia Nice be your guide. She'll make your first steps fun and successful!

In her trademark style--friendly and encouraging--Claudia will show you how to do a sketch of a subject that actually ends up looking like the subject. And she shares her secre
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 15th 1997 by North Light Books (first published January 1st 1997)
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Jul 19, 2013 Max rated it 5 of 5 stars
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The first book I got on how to draw with pen & ink. Unlike Rendering in Pen and Ink, this is a good book for beginners. Claudia Nice talks about drawing surfaces, types of inks as well as paints, and various kinds of pens. In contrast to the aforementioned book, this book emphasizes the technical pen more than the nib pen, though the techniques illustrated can be used with any type of ink pen.

The exercises in the book involving control, practice, and seven basic type of mark making are VERY
G.C. Neff
I learned a lot about drawing from this book. Although it's supposed to teach about pen and ink, I was able to get some great ideas from it for drawing with graphite pencils. Unfortunately for me, I'm not really good with ink. It seems that I need an eraser a lot more often than I care to admit.
Very basic with quite a few easy drawings and exercises.
I got this book from the library last week and went through many of the lessons and learned quite a bit. Several drawings I completed looked like replicas of the ones in the book.
Wow. I must say, I love to draw with this. It has drawings that I try to imitate, and it has really made me a better artist.
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