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Pen & Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide covers the essential aspects
of pen and ink drawing and more. It explores basic materials and
instruments; fundamental properties of strokes and pen control; key
elements of shading; and indispensable techniques for creating vibrant
textures. As a bonus, a chapter is devoted to what the author refers to
as, the secret Line of Balance. This book is not just written to
instruct but also to inspire enthusiasts of pen and ink and drawing as
well.

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Jan 18, 2018

I purchased Alphonso Dunn’s book mostly as a way of saying thanks to him for his generosity in creating his exceptional YouTube tutorials on pen & ink drawing. I also thought that having his book in hand would help me better structure the order in which I could view his many tutorials.

Then, when I finally got my hands on his book (it was on my Christmas list!), I realized that FINALLY I found a book that could actually teach me how to draw with pen and ink. This medium ended up being my I purchased Alphonso Dunn’s book mostly as a way of saying thanks to him for his generosity in creating his exceptional YouTube tutorials on pen & ink drawing. I also thought that having his book in hand would help me better structure the order in which I could view his many tutorials.

Then, when I finally got my hands on his book (it was on my Christmas list!), I realized that FINALLY I found a book that could actually teach me how to draw with pen and ink. This medium ended up being my favorite by the time I reached young adulthood—and then dropped drawing all together when starting college.

Like many others, I was naturally drawn to art since very young. Then, after decades of leaving art behind, I wanted to draw again but found myself completely intimidated by the whole process. I had no idea where to begin. I dabbled here and there but could never find a launchpad, so to speak, to start to get back the skills I left behind. Alphonso Dunn has given me this. ...more
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Jan 26, 2019

Many drawing books take you from stage 1 of a circle to a middle step no one understands, and then jump to Mona Lisa. I really appreciate Alphonso's book (and his workbook) for the way in which it breaks down the drawing process. My friend and I have been drawing every Saturday morning for the past year and half, using his book at first and now his workbook - it's been an amazing journey and I've learned a ton. If you've ever wanted to pick up pen and ink drawing, and if you have the patience Many drawing books take you from stage 1 of a circle to a middle step no one understands, and then jump to Mona Lisa. I really appreciate Alphonso's book (and his workbook) for the way in which it breaks down the drawing process. My friend and I have been drawing every Saturday morning for the past year and half, using his book at first and now his workbook - it's been an amazing journey and I've learned a ton. If you've ever wanted to pick up pen and ink drawing, and if you have the patience and perseverance, Alphonso will show you the way. Highly highly recommend this! ...more
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Dec 23, 2015

Best pen and ink book I've read, and I've read about 3. Useful and clear info on various tools, pens, ink, paper. A brief intro to the rules of perspective, quite a lot on lighting/shading, and a very useful section on textures. Doesn't go into detail of anything, really, but it is a very good starting point.
5

May 29, 2018

I can’t think of a better book to introduce yourself into the mindset of drawing with ink. Simple and straight to the point.
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May 17, 2017

This book was clear and concise on how to improve my artwork and finally gave me some kind of motivation to try with my recent summer malaise. I originally found out about this book through Alphonso's Youtube channel (link here if you would like to check it out https://www.youtube.com/user/LighterN...) because I needed help in improving my own work, and being a very poor college student private lessons and such were but a far away dream. But thanks to the internet all I have to do are look up This book was clear and concise on how to improve my artwork and finally gave me some kind of motivation to try with my recent summer malaise. I originally found out about this book through Alphonso's Youtube channel (link here if you would like to check it out https://www.youtube.com/user/LighterN...) because I needed help in improving my own work, and being a very poor college student private lessons and such were but a far away dream. But thanks to the internet all I have to do are look up tutorials and great artists such as Alphonso Dunn pop up instantly. When I heard about him publishing a book I knew I had to get a copy, so I got my school's library to order one. Dunn's book is a clear in depth instructional how to for your art and breaks down complex methods to easier ones, if anyone feels like they need help improving their art this book definitely is a must buy! ...more
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Dec 23, 2018

This was a fun, informative book. If I keep practicing, I will improve my drawing skills.
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Jul 08, 2017

This is the book that I have been searching for most of my life. Maybe I feel that way because I already understand a lot about drawing and sketching. However, this book breaks concepts and procedures down into understandable and relatable chucks. One of the reasons why I bought this book was to get a better understanding of hatching and other shading methods, to which this book does a good job of covering and explaining.
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May 15, 2016

Great book. Very complete by itself, and if you complement it with the YouTube channel, then it gets even better. I'm glad I bought it. It has become one of my secret weapons. I loved "the line of balance" chapter. I follow it everywhere now. Great buy.
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Oct 15, 2016

A very good study of pen and ink drawing for beginners. The late chapter on Lines of Balance was the most unique part of this approach, and is well worth revisiting.
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Nov 20, 2019

This gentleman has a Youtube channel too - hes so kind in sharing tips for freee. I love hearing "hey guys so its been a while since I shared something on this series.." But he completely totally reframed my attitude towards drawing. He's really reassuring and pro tryna ENJOY the organic process of drawing and not worrying about results or pressure (I had art block bc I was too focused on near perfect results) he also gives good constructive and practical exercises to play around with. My This gentleman has a Youtube channel too - hes so kind in sharing tips for freee. I love hearing "hey guys so its been a while since I shared something on this series.." 😋 But he completely totally reframed my attitude towards drawing. He's really reassuring and pro tryna ENJOY the organic process of drawing and not worrying about results or pressure (I had art block bc I was too focused on near perfect results) he also gives good constructive and practical exercises to play around with. My favourite thing about it is there is a natural essence of joy about the whole thing. Anyone can learn something from Alphonso despite your background or credentials in art, everyone can join in and with baby steps attain the coveted result of "I wanna be as good as that guy" he makes it possible and very fun too. 5 stars my dear. 5 stars for ye. ...more
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Sep 18, 2018

There are lots of great artists out there--most of them don't know how to write a helpful book on drawing. Alphonso Dunn is not one of them. I discovered Alphonso on youtube and I recognize most of these drawing from tutorials he has posted, but having the book in front of you in invaluable for practicing technique.
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Sep 07, 2019

I have filled a sketchbook with things learned from this book and am looking forward to continuing to work on the aspects I have learned. Great book and I am looking forward to the workbook of this series next.
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Aug 25, 2019

Alphonso's YouTube videos are great. This book makes an informative and practical supplement to those.
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Jun 01, 2019

Excelent! The two book combo is really great, useful info, practice space, good explanations, examples a lot!
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Aug 17, 2018

This book is an excellent companion to Dunn's YouTube channel of online instruction.
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Oct 21, 2019

This has been my #1 fav and most helpful drawing guide I’ve ever came across. Huge improvement in my ability and quickly
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Jan 09, 2019

The publisher's printing is too cheaply done. It looks like its done on a laser printer which causes the lines of the illustration to be imprecise and the text to be blurry and pixelated. An art book should have a better eye for design. Otherwise my review for this is the same as I wrote for the workbook.
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Oct 02, 2017

It’s just the best drawing book ever! Alphonso’s work is really detailed and realistic, we’re just lucky he loves to share it with the world. This book covers every basic lesson one needs to know in order to draw, from simple to complex. If you never drew in your whole life this book is for you. If you’re an expert looking for inspiration this book is for you too. With this book in your hands you can feel the hard work the author have put in it, it’s filled with amazing inspiring art works. The It’s just the best drawing book ever! Alphonso’s work is really detailed and realistic, we’re just lucky he loves to share it with the world. This book covers every basic lesson one needs to know in order to draw, from simple to complex. If you never drew in your whole life this book is for you. If you’re an expert looking for inspiration this book is for you too. With this book in your hands you can feel the hard work the author have put in it, it’s filled with amazing inspiring art works. The book itself is an art piece. It’s just too good. I already loved his YouTube channel, now I’m a fan of his book too. ...more
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Jun 21, 2019

The best drawing instruction book I have read thus far. It covers a multitude of important topics in depth, including: properties of line, form, shadow, and texture. Not only is this an excellent book for learning how to draw with pen and ink; this is an excellent book for learning about the fundamentals of drawing. Combined with the Pen and Ink Drawing Workbook, this really is an absolute masterclass in improving your understanding, process, and capability when drawing.
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Jun 16, 2017

This is the best drawing guide that I have seen to date, an excellent addition to Alphonso Dunn's YouTube videos. Every technique is laid out clearly and I carry this with me as a reference whenever I am sketching. I can only hope to see more books from Mr. Dunn! His figure drawing video series would be wonderful to have in book reference form. I can't recommend this high enough!
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Dec 30, 2017

It is a book you always go back to when drawing. Essential to have if interested in pen and ink together with now released workbook.

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