Educator and artist James Hall draws upon his extensive teaching experience to demonstrate how to develop a successful approach to the use of pen and ink. His two-part treatment addresses both decorative and pictorial drawing. Starting with outlines, composing, and the use of solids and hatching, Hall progresses to the renderings for more advanced practitioners of still lifes, architecture, and figures. A great companion for beginners, this volume can help develop a casual interest into a rewarding pastime. The clear, well-illustrated directions offer a "work at your own pace" method that builds in complexity with the reader's progress.
This expanded edition updates the original publication's century-old materials list, reflecting the currently available products that best support these traditional skills. Also included are additional gallery samples, selected from the author's original list of exemplary sources, for guidance and inspiration to assist in learning from these timeless teachings.