Book Review: Pen & Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide by Alphonso Dunn

Book Review: Pen & Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide by Alphonso Dunn

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hi this is teal from Papa voxcom today I want to show you this book called pen and ink drawing a simple guide I just bought this a few days ago and it has arrived and author is Alfonso Dunn I featured his YouTube channel in the earlier video so this is sort of like a companion book to his video tutorials so let's take a look at what's inside I bought this book on Amazon there are now quite a lot of reviews from the customers many of which are actually
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just YouTube subscribers me included so these are the seven chapters in the book the first one talks about supplies and the rest of the chapters actually focuses on patterning techniques many of the techniques are actually shown in his video tutorials however if you want a quick reference you do not want to if you do not want to watch the videos again this is a very quick reference that you can refer to to some of the techniques that are taught in his videos for example in this chapter it teaches
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you how to use just a pen to create all these different strokes how to make drawings there are a lot of tips and techniques little tips and techniques around this chapter covers like the shadow and how you can use value how you can create values you may notice that in this book there are quite a bit of white space I think that is left purposely so that you can write in your notes for
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maybe putting your drawings the book is has hundred has over 160 pages so that's quite a lot of content to go through covers different subjects as well so in first half of the book focuses on the different techniques like I can create textured strokes and the later half talks about sketch booking the different subjects that you can draw like your like maybe pottery its anatomy urban
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sketches location sketches still live landscape and how you can apply those techniques our thought earlier in the book and apply them for the drawings that you can make this particular lesson chapter six Chapter six has a step-by-step tutorial that teaches you how to sketch from start using a reference photo to the end
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a complete penning render so the last chapter covers how you can deal with things like balance how to make your drawings look more natural this is a very helpful reference that I would highly recommend beginners however you will definitely need some basic drawing skills in order to get the best out of the book because the book teaches
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patterning techniques it boots on and adds on to whatever drawing skills that you already have so that's something to take note of other than that great book thanks for watching today's video review I will post a link to my text review as well in that link you will find places to buy the book and subscribe to my youtube channel if you haven't done so for more art book reviews our videos our product reviews and more I see you in the next video

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