Pen, Ink and Watercolor Sketching: Learn to Draw and Paint Stunning Illustrations in 10 Step-by-Step Exercises

by: Shirish Deshpande (0)

Discover the magic of pen-ink-watercolor in this guide jam-packed with detailed tips and instructions.

Are you a beginner in sketching? Or are you a sketcher looking to infuse for colorful magic in your illustrations?

Do you think that the average art instruction book omits too many steps in explaining the illustration techniques?

Then this book is for you.

Why combine pen, inks and watercolor for illustrations?

Pen and ink are the ideal tools to create mind-blowing textures and contrasts in illustrations.

Watercolor painting is appealing for the charming effects it creates but notorious for its unpredictability.

When pen, ink and watercolor are combined in an illustration, magic happens!

In this book, we will learn how to create this magic of texture, contrast and vivid colors.

What will you learn in this book?

- Pen shading techniques like hatching, cross-hatching, contour shading, stippling, and scribbling.

- Acrylic ink shading techniques.

- Wet and dry brush techniques for watercolor/ink.

- Materials used for pen-ink-watercolor painting. These include the conventional materials as well as some 'exotic' materials (such as table salt and toothbrush!) for creating unique effects.

- Creating textures using various shading techniques as well as different materials.

Of course, the real learning happens by doing, not just reading.

So, we will implement all the shading techniques and the brush techniques into ten step-by-step demonstrations.

Each demonstration will teach you how to do the initial rough pencil sketch, line work using pens, and coloring.

The ten step-by-step demonstrations will cover the following topics:

A House and a Light Pole
We will start with this beautiful monochrome illustration using pens and black acrylic ink.

Wood and Rusted Metal Texture
We will learn to create exquisite textures using pens, ink and watercolor in this exercise.

An Old DP (Distribution Point) Box
We will learn how a seemingly uninteresting and mundane subject can be used for a beautiful illustration. Also, textures, textures!!

A Piece of Old Abandoned Machinery
Even an ugly subject can be used as inspiration to draw a beautiful illustration.

The Door
We will use to capture the power of wooden textures and the charm of the old house in this illustration.

A Stairway to Heaven
We will learn how to simplify a seemingly complicated subject such as these curvy stairs.

A Charming Little Lane
We will learn how some rustic and subdued color combinations can be used to great effect.

Wall of an Old House
We will see how to 'cheat' our way to create a pretty illustration from a grey and depressing subject.

A Stone Temple
We will learn how a colorful illustration can be painted using a very limited color palette.

Buildings in Ladakh
We will learn to declutter a seemingly overwhelming subject and to create a 'feel' of a scene.

The Reviews

Very well written, well organized. It is a quick read. I have only a year and a half experience with learning various art mediums and no experience with pen and ink. I completed this drawing exercise a day or two after reading the book, and in only a couple of hours. The author, Shirish, is very helpful in responding to any questions you may have. I highly recommend this book for those seeking to learn pen and ink. You may want to seek out his art online. He is an amazing artist!

Fun book gives references to web page tutorials. Happy to own it.

If you have any expertise in drawing with Ink and using watercolor, I doubt you get much from this book. If you don't, it does get you started with very basic techniques.

Any book related to drawing/art gets my☆

I am somewhat of a novice to watercolor and needed to get to the next level and this book is great for this goal.

Arrived on time, in excellent condition, recommend this vendor!

The book only shows the first few pages on by Windows 10 Kindle app and my Kindle fire. When I call the help number I only get a recording which refers me to a robot chat session. This robot chat is worthless for helping me solve my problem. Therefore, I have no way to access the book I paid for. This experience is changing my attitude toward buying any Kindle books any more.

i am very interested in pen, ink and watercolor. This book provides information on what supplies to buy as well as how to get started. I was impressed. If you want to learn how to do pen, ink, and watercolor, this book is for you!!

Excellent book for the artist who likes Urban Sketching.

Pen, Ink and Watercolor Sketching: Learn to Draw and Paint Stunning Illustrations in 10 Step-by-Step Exercises
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