Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pen & Ink Drawing - August 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 - August 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 - August 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 - August 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 Art of Mandala: Adult Coloring Book Featuring Beautiful Mandalas Designed to Soothe the Soul

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


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

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


6. Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Manual (Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography)

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

Developed by English handwriting masters in the 18th century, copperplate calligraphy is admired for its fluidity and beauty. It is the most popular style for social correspondence, invitations, and other communications requiring an elegant hand. In this practical manual, a noted calligraphy teacher offers a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for the student. Beginning with a brief but fascinating history of copperplate, she moves quickly to an in-depth examination of the alphabet, numbers, and punctuation. Each letter is demonstrated stroke by stroke with a clear explanation. Readers will also find detailed discussions of writing in color, using the proper paper, and learning how to retouch, correct, and crop. Ms. Winters then shows how copperplate can be used to write a simple paragraph, a short quotation, or poetry, and explains how to use the script commercially for addressing envelopes and writing name cards and invitations. With this easy-to-follow manual and some practice, calligraphers will be able to create copperplate scripts with the rhythm, grace, and ease of the great writing masters.

  • Author: Eleanor Winters
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (May 8, 2000)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Drawing
  • ISBN: 978-0486409511
  • Dimensions: 8.37 x 0.55 x 10.99 inches


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

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


8. 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 - August 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


9. Pen and Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide

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


10. Color By Number Dazzling Patterns - Anti Anxiety Coloring Book For Adults BLACK BACKGROUND: For Relaxation and Meditation

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

2021 New Release - 25 Unique and Dazzling Patterns ! This is the beautiful Midnight Edition of our Dazzling Patterns Color by Number Coloring Book For Adults- on black paper with black lines! If you know our books, and don’t love coloring in the white lines of the mosaics (which can be very detailed), this is the book for you! All the lines are already filled in in black! Enjoy hours of therapeutic coloring with detailed geometric patterns that you will love! This book includes , and more - with lots of detail to color! If you’re looking for a soothing way to relieve stress and lower anxiety, then this gorgeous black background color by number coloring book is perfect! Why You will Love This Colour By Number Book Gorgeous Illustrations. You will get 25 beautiful, unique hand drawn patterns to enjoy in this book. Bonus Images. There are extra BONUS color by number puzzle pages from some of our other books to enjoy! Single Sided Images. Each image is printed on high-quality 8.5x11 paper and every drawing is followed by a blank sheet of paper so you never have to worry about tearing individual images out of the book. Single sided pages are great for framing! Beautiful Mosaic Look. Mystery mosaic images look like gorgeous stained glass or stencil drawing shapes when finished Use Any Coloring Tool. You can use colored pencils, gel pens, markers, paint, ink, watercolor, sharpies, Crayola crayon- any type of coloring tool you like! Simple Color Palette. You choose: Follow the easy numbered color tool provided at the back of the book, or get creative with your own color palette. There are 25 colors used in this book specially designed to match most marker and colored pencil sets! Great for All Skill Levels. Simple and fun coloring book for adults, kids, teens- perfect for all ages! Both beginners and advanced artists will love this style! Good For The Mind. Color-By-Numbers books are simple to color for beginners, seniors, people with alzheimers, and elderly artists- they’re great brain games! Meditative and Relaxing. Color-By-Number patterns are easy coloring activities for mindfulness, meditation, color therapy and peace Fantastic Gift Idea. if you’re looking for a great gift for a patterns lover in your life, this is the perfect book of beautiful patterns! Or buy this book for yourself! Coloring books make great gifts for any holiday or special occasion, such as a birthday gift, Christmas present or stocking stuffer, Valentines Day gift, Mothers Day or Fathers Day gift, Easter basket, Anniversary gift, Graduation gift, and much more! Treat your loved ones, or yourself! Scroll up to buy now and get your copy instantly!

  • Author: Color Questopia
  • Publisher: Color Questopia (June 9, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1954883284
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches