Beginning Pen & Ink (Portfolio)

Tips and techniques for learning to draw in pen and ink

Desarae Lee
AUD $27.99

Richly illustrated and packed with valuable, easy-to-master techniques, Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink covers everything you need to know to draw in pen and ink, from basic tools and materials to instructions for creating your own intricate masterpieces.

From the beloved and best-selling Portfolio art series by Walter Foster Publishing comes Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink, a book that invites you to explore this classic art medium in fun and refreshing ways. This comprehensive guide is packed with valuable resources for artists of all skill levels, starting with the basics and ending with intricate, original step-by-step projects that are sure to impress—and inspire!Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink introduces drawing basics, including stippling, hatching, and crosshatching; how to master the fundamentals of mark-making and line work; and helpful exercises for contour drawing, gesture drawing, perspective, and more. Chapters on value, tone, mood, light and shadow, and texture follow, ensuring that artists gain the drawing knowledge they need before working on the step-by-step projects featured in the book. Artists can even learn to add color to their black-and-white art for a fresh, modern take on an age-old art form. Whether youre a new artist looking to try a celebrated art technique, a pen-and-ink enthusiast, a mixed-media master, or a graphite-pencil fan looking to branch out to new mediums, Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink will teach you everything you need to know about the fundamentals of drawing with pen and ink.

Author bio:

Utah-based artist Desarae Lee has exhibited her art at galleries and festivals throughout the United States. She holds a degree in art education from Brigham Young University and has received awards from various art organizations. Desarae co-authored Artistry: Pen & Ink and is the author of Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink (Walter Foster Publishing). Learn more at

Category: Painting
ISBN: 9781633225770
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Walter Foster
Series: Portfolio
Pub Date: March 2019
Page Extent: 128
Format: Paperback
Subject: Painting & paintings