The Technical Pen

The Technical Pen

by Gary Simmons
     
 

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The first book devoted to this important medium demonstrates all the basics as well as the finer points of working with the technical pen. It includes a wide variety of techniques as well as information on maintenance, inks, and drawing surfaces. See more details below

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The first book devoted to this important medium demonstrates all the basics as well as the finer points of working with the technical pen. It includes a wide variety of techniques as well as information on maintenance, inks, and drawing surfaces.

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Library Journal
Simmons has written what could be termed the bible of technical pen artistry. The technical pen is widely used in drafting and in architectural renderings to make a narrow, consistent line but is often neglected by artists who rely on the quill (flexible nib) pen because of its ability to make lines of various thickness. Through numerous examples, the author demonstrates how to compensate for the lack of a flexible nib by using cross-hatching and line placement to create the desired effects. In an impressive series of drawings, Simmons offers 28 renditions of the same subject, demonstrating how to create specific textures and values for different results. Simmons analyzes everything from the mechanics and maintenance of the technical pen to choosing specific nibs for desired effects. He also considers the use of colored inks. Recommended for graphic arts collections in public and academic libraries.-- Jacqueline Garlesky, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Pa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823052271
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1992
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.47(d)

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