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 t just written to instruct but also to inspire enthusiasts of pen and ink and drawing as well.
Alphonso Dunn is an accomplished artist with a strong background in the sciences. Born in Jamaica, he moved to the United States at age 17. Inspired by childhood ambitions for a career in medicine, he completed his undergraduate study in Applied Chemistry at William Paterson University; however, his life-long passion for drawing led him to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from the New York Academy of Art. Since completing his graduate study, he has taught college-level art courses and high-school science classes. He is the recipient of numerous awards, and his work can be found in private collections nationwide. He currently resides in New Jersey. Pen & Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide is his first of an intended series of art instruction books on pen and ink drawing. He actively maintains a YouTube channel featuring hundreds of videos and tutorials on drawing, sketching, pen and ink, watercolor, and more for learners of all levels. His channel currently has over 250,000 subscribers.