Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pen & Ink Drawing - October 2021

The pen and ink drawing genre is all about making visual arts by using a pen and ink. Mainly, the books in this genre consist of step-by-step guides and workbooks for refining the pen and ink drawing. In addition, they also focus on the influence of one’s motor skills, perception, visual memory, and decision-making on drawing. The exercises in this genre of books are designed to improve pen control, basic strokes, blending values, shading compound forms, controlling gradations, and rendering textures. Moreover, they teach pen and ink shading techniques such as scribbling, stippling, cross-hatching. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Pen & Ink Drawing.

1. The Ultimate Guide to Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering for Beginners: Learn to Letter: A Hand Lettering Workbook with Tips, Techniques, Practice Pages, and Projects

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pen & Ink Drawing - October 2021

GIFT IDEAS | CRAFTS & HOBBIES | CALLIGRAPHY Hello there crafty friends of mine! I’m Kristin - mama to the most incredible little human around, graphic designer, hand letterer, and creator of June & Lucy. I love the 4 C’s in my life: cats, coffee, couches, and cooking, and as you can tell from my Instagram captions, I think I am much funnier than I probably am. My goal with this book is to help you avoid the countless months of research, trial and error, and mistakes that I made along the way, by giving you a straight forward, easy to understand explanation of the process behind hand lettering so that you can start your lettering journey with a strong foundation. I can’t wait to see what you beautiful people create! Product Details: Premium matte-finish cover design High quality 60lb (90gsm) paper stock Large format 8.5" x 11.0" (21.5cm x 28cm) pages

  • Author: June & Lucy
  • Publisher: June & Lucy (August 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1646081493
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.25 x 11 inches


2. Lettering and Modern Calligraphy: A Beginner's Guide: Learn Hand Lettering and Brush Lettering

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pen & Ink Drawing - October 2021

Learn to letter! Learn to letter and create beautiful designs with this beginner's guide and workbook! Every page is filled with tips, tricks encouragement and practice space to kickstart your lettering journey! Learn 5 different alphabet styles, upper and lower case letters, practice connections and dive into design and composition with this beautiful lettering book. At the end of this book, there are also 15 beautiful lettering projects to help you bring together your knowledge and skill and help you begin to create beautiful works of art! You can do this!! Let us teach you how to upgrade your handwriting and learn this amazing and fun form of art The Book Contains: Learn five different alphabet styles Upper and lower case letters Detailed instructions 15 beautiful lettering projects

  • Author: Paper Peony Press
  • Publisher: Paper Peony Press (October 27, 2017)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1948209007
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.26 x 10 inches


3. You Can Draw in 30 Days: The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pen & Ink Drawing - October 2021

Pick up your pencil, embrace your inner artist, and learn how to draw in thirty days with this approachable step-by-step guide from an Emmy award-winning PBS host. Drawing is an acquired skill, not a talent -- anyone can learn to draw! All you need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and the willingness to tap into your hidden artistic abilities. With Emmy award-winning, longtime PBS host Mark Kistler as your guide, you'll learn the secrets of sophisticated three-dimensional renderings, and have fun along the way -- in just twenty minutes a day for a month. Inside you'll find: Quick and easy step-by-step instructions for drawing everything from simple spheres to apples, trees, buildings, and the human hand and face More than 500 line drawings, illustrating each step Time-tested tips, techniques, and tutorials for drawing in 3-D The 9 Fundamental Laws of Drawing to create the illusion of depth in any drawing 75 student examples to encourage you in the process

  • Author: Mark Kistler
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books; CSM edition (January 4, 2011)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Drawing
  • ISBN: 978-0738212418
  • Dimensions: 7.38 x 0.75 x 9.25 inches


4. The Reverse Coloring Book®: The Book Has the Colors, You Draw the Lines!

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pen & Ink Drawing - October 2021

The book has the colors, you draw the lines: the creative possibilities are endless!   Reverse coloring is a totally new idea in creativity and mindfulness: so simple, and so profoundly satisfying. Artist Kendra Norton created these beautiful and whimsical unfinished watercolors to provide a gentle visual guide for your own creativity and exploration.   Trace the shapes, draw in figures, doodle, shade, cover an area with dots. Each page is an invitation to slow down, let your mind drift, and be surprised by your own creativity. And because reverse coloring requires no “staying inside the lines,” it empowers your artistic self-confidence while it calms the mind.   The Reverse Coloring Book includes 50 original works of art, printed on sturdy paper that’s single-sided and perforated. All you need is a pen.

  • Author: Kendra Norton
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (August 31, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1523515271
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches


5. Drawing Dragons: Learn How to Create Fantastic Fire-Breathing Dragons (How to Draw Books)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pen & Ink Drawing - October 2021

Learn how to draw fierce, breathtaking dragons from around the globe. In easy-to-follow, step-by-step detail, Drawing Dragons teaches you all the tricks and techniques you’ll need to create your own amazing dragons. You’ll discover how to draw all types of dragons using nothing but a pencil. Drawing Dragons shows how to bring to life fierce warriors and bearded ancients as well as baby hatchlings and protective mothers. It also features a special section on adding claws, scales, horns, jewels and other unique details to your dragons. Learn to draw: • Ferocious, attacking dragons •Graceful sea dragons •Fire-breathing flying dragons •Wise, thoughtful dragons

  • Author: Sandra Staple
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (May 28, 2008)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1569756416
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 9.25 inches


6. Blank Drawing Book: 150 Pages, 8.5" x 11" Large Sketchbook Journal White Paper (Blank Drawing Books)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pen & Ink Drawing - October 2021

Blank Drawing Book : 100 Page Large A4 8.5" x 11" size, perfect clean, crisp white paper for all your drawing and art work. Suitable for most media including pencils, pens, acrylics and light felt tipped pens. Let your imagination run wild on the pages of this drawing sketchbook. Order your Blank Drawing Book journal today. It makes the perfect gift for kids and students.

  • Author: Blank Books 'N' Journals
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Jou edition (September 16, 2016)
  • Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
  • ISBN: 978-1537717845
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.35 x 11 inches


7. Hand Lettering 101: An Introduction to the Art of Creative Lettering (Modern Calligraphy Series)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pen & Ink Drawing - October 2021

Over 200,000 books sold! With Hand Lettering 101 , Sarah brings her popular Austin-based Hand Lettering 101 workshop right to you with this beginner's workbook! If you follow Chalkfulloflove on social media, you and thousands of others already know how adorable Sarah's hand-lettered creations are. Hand Lettering 101 teaches Sarah's fun faux-calligraphy style: you will learn the strokes to letter the lower and upper case alphabets and numbers 0-9, learn techniques for connecting letters, get tips on how to mix and match fonts, and learn to add flair with flourishes. Hand Lettering 101 also includes detailed instructions for nine different hand-lettered projects. This is an introduction, so no experience is needed! Since practice is key, this gold, spiral-bound workbook lays flat and provides plenty of opportunities for practice. Chalkfulloflove was created to encourage, inspire and make you giggle, so just pour yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and settle in to learn how to make your own unique, adorable hand-lettered creations! Includes: Hardcover, oversized gold wire-o binding and gold corner protectors Step-by-step instructions for how to create various fonts and designs Thick premium paper, perfect for lettering Beautiful coffee table book and practical workbook

  • Author: Chalkfulloflove
  • Publisher: Paige Tate & Co; Spi edition (June 21, 2016)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1944515652
  • Dimensions: 10.4 x 0.84 x 10.03 inches


8. Pen and Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pen & Ink Drawing - October 2021

Pen & Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide covers the essential aspects of pen and ink drawing and more. It explores basic materials and instruments; fundamental properties of strokes and pen control; key elements of shading; and indispensable techniques for creating vibrant textures. As a bonus, a chapter is devoted to what the author refers to as, the secret Line of Balance. This book is not just written to instruct but also to inspire enthusiasts of pen and ink and drawing as well.

  • Author: Alphonso Dunn
  • Publisher: Three Minds Press; Illustrated edition (December 11, 2015)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Drawing
  • ISBN: 978-0997046533
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.38 x 11 inches


9. The Art of Mandala: Adult Coloring Book Featuring Beautiful Mandalas Designed to Soothe the Soul

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pen & Ink Drawing - October 2021

50 High Quality Mandalas Coloring the intricate, repetitive designs of a mandala is often recommended as therapy to help you relax and relieve stress. Each mandala is a unique professional quality creation hand drawn by the artist, that you will find no where else. Perfect for every age and skill level. Increasingly more complex mandala designs as you progress through the book. Your skills will grow as you color.Each image is printed on its own one sided page of 60 lb pure white paper to minimize scoring and bleed-through. We suggest using colored pencils for the best results. The Art of Mandala makes a wonderful gift for you or a special loved one.

  • Author: Jason Hamilton
  • Publisher: Adult Coloring Books by Jason Hamilton (October 27, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1944845117
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.25 x 8.5 inches


10. Watercolor in Nature: Paint Woodland Wildlife and Botanicals with 20 Beginner-Friendly Projects

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pen & Ink Drawing - October 2021

Capture the Natural World with Vibrant Works of Art Nature illustrator Rosalie Haizlett has hiked through countless forests with her sketchbook and watercolors, documenting the plants, animals and landscapes that she encounters. She has also taught tens of thousands of students to paint and appreciate nature’s beauty through her popular online classes and in-person workshops. In this book, Rosalie provides step-by-step instruction on how to paint 20 realistic insects, fungi, birds, botanicals and mammals in her vibrant wet- on-dry watercolor style. Pick up the skills you need to become a better observer in the outdoors, take your own reference photos and paint a wide variety of subjects so that you can continue to draw inspiration from nature long after you finish the projects in this book. You’ll also learn some fun nature facts along the way! Whether you’re a total beginner or ready to take your skills to the next level, Rosalie is here to walk you through every step of the process.

  • Author: Rosalie Haizlett
  • Publisher: Page Street Publishing (November 2, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Drawing
  • ISBN: 978-1645674146
  • Dimensions: 7.75 x 0.41 x 9 inches