The Technical Pen features over illustrations, including 34 full-color images in the hardcover edition paperback edition is in gray scale. Although originally designed for architects and engineers, a technical pen is an ideal tool for fine artists, illustrators, and graphic artists. Whether you want loose gestural sketching or tight, deliberate renderings, a technical pen moves smoothly and easily over the paper's surface. It offers a precise and predictable line quality that can't be matched by any other type of pen. Gary Simmons, renowned teacher of pen-and-ink techniques, covers every aspect of working with the technical pen, beginning with a thorough explanation of its anatomy, operation, and care. He also includes troubleshooting tips as well as advice on choosing appropriate nib widths, inks, and drawing surfaces.
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The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See details for description of any imperfections. Prefer to put a pen to paper more than create a digital line? Then this book might be for you.
A comprehensive, step by step book detailing the ins and outs of the Rapidograph technical pen, the illustrations and descriptions of the do's and don'ts of the subject are quite striking, as well as very helpful to the novice, and a good refresher for the experienced artist. I wouldn't personally sit down and consume it in a single sitting, as the techniques themselves begin to blur together in my mind I love computers, but I do have to think abo ut what wonders would've been created by hand by the artists of the late 20th and early 21st century at the peak of that art movement instead of seeing what everyone has done at the dawn of the digital one If that's something that remotely interests you, even philosophically, this is an entertaining read.
Read full review. Verified purchase: Yes Condition: Pre-owned. Great book for any level artist. Awesome detail and explanations. Really helps to understand how to create a beautiful pen and ink illustration. Love the book, wish he would have shown practical exercises with each chapter. Material is presented in a good flow. As a novice, I am enjoying the book. Skip to main content.
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About this product Product Information This work demonstrates the characteristics of the Rapidograph pen, its techniques and their use to the artist. The text includes advice on cross-hatching and stippling, gestural lines and rendering drawings, plus a section on the applications of the new permanent colour inks. Show More Show Less. Add to Cart. Pre-owned Pre-owned. See all 6. People who bought this also bought. Nonfiction Books. Guptill Trade Paper, Anniversary.
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The Technical Pen by Gary Simmons (Trade Paper)
Here, for the first time, is a book devoted to a medium that has gained increasing popularity among artists who work in pen and ink. Originally designed for architects and engineers, the technical pen moves smoothly and easily over the paper's surface and offers a precise and predictable line quality that can't be matched by any other type of pen, permitting both loose, gestural sketching and tighter, more deliberate renderings that make it an ideal tool for fine artists, illustrators, and graphic artists alike. Simmons then shows how to put the pen strokes to work through step-by-step demonstrations that illustrate the ins and outs of good, solid image construction, from initial pencil sketch through final inking. He explains how to build form, tone, texture, and "color" in drawings, and how to make sure that the pen strokes do what you really want them to do—a major concern in pen-and-ink rendering. For instance, perhaps you've added a layer of hatched lines over a bird's feathers to create a shadow effect, only to discover that you've suddenly obscured their texture, or maybe one area of your drawing has become too dark.
ISBN 13: 9780823052271