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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0997046538
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B082S3433P
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- Customer Reviews: 1,072 customer ratings
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Pen and Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide Kindle Edition
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To thank him, and also because I seem to learn from him really well from him I purchased this book. The cost was arbitrary as I felt like I already owed him money for teaching me to draw! I'm going to be quite honest now, I really like the book it lays things out in a very pleasant way its really easy to look at and nicely presented. The drawings are really inspiring and a lot of the things in the videos are presented which is nice as it gives a good chance to study close up techniques from the videos. For me personally I actually found the book less useful than the videos in terms of learning, and honestly not sure if this is a fault of the book or testament to the videos or just the way I learn. I do wish it had been bound, I'm not sure anyone ever does this but its something that really annoys me with book on a practical skills, why give them a spine making keeping them open a bit of a nightmare when the publisher/author (whoever makes that decision) clearly should know you will need your hands free while using it. I also would have liked to have seen more step by step examples on more of the textures and techniques although there are plenty already, I think these are the most inspiring for me anyway because you feel like you can have a go at whatever it is, following each stage, however there is plenty of this, I just wish there was more. Also a lot of things in the books are already covered in the videos so the crossover of knowledge meant some of the information was a bit redundant to me as an avid viewer of the YT channel.
TL/DR A fantastic teacher of drawing, deserves every success for passing his extensive knowledge of drawing on via youtube and this accompanying book, I have some small gripes with the book,but I still love it, think it was absolutely worth the money and have really enjoyed reading and working though it. Maybe would have been a 4 star review on book alone had I not gained so much from the video tutorials already and feel like that fantastic FREE content is easily worth double the price I payed for the book.
Alphonso Dunn when you release more books I will buy them instantly, I watched every video you made and am so so so happy with my drawing currently, I cant express it enough, you gave me a new life skill. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Alphonso`s YouTube Videos sind genial und trotz meinem mehr als schlechten Englisch verständlich. Er hat eine sehr geniale Art die Dinge visuell zu erklären. Das versteht man auch ohne Sprache. Dieses Buch habe ich zum Nachschlagen und rundet seine tollen Videos (die ja kostenlos sind!) ab. Ich male mit Sakura Micron Fineliner und Kugelschreiber von BIC Cristal Fine 0,3.
Hier habe ich auch Stimmen gelesen, die sagten er sei nicht der beste Zeichner. Na Gott sei dank! Das bin ich auch nicht! Ich will auch keine Mappe vorbereiten für die Bewerbung an der Kunstfachhochschule.
Dieses Buch schreckt nicht ab, sondern lädt zu Kreativität ein. Vor allem der Anfänger verliert hier seine Hemmungen.
Ein Beispiel: Lege Dir 2 Skizzenbücher zu.
Eins das niemand zu Gesicht bekommt und nur für Dich alleine ist. Wo Du alles ausprobierst, Dir Notizen machst und nur zum Üben und nochmals Üben da ist.
Das Zweite ist für die Techniken, die Du nach viel Übung so beherrscht, dass Du damit zufrieden bist und Deine Zeichnungen auch anderen zeigen würdest.
Mit solchen Tipps fängt dann auch der gehemmteste Mensch an zu Zeichnen.
Ich habe auch die neue große Zeichenschule von Gottfried Bammes, ja ein Standartwerk.... aber mir ist die Lust am Zeichnen vergangen. Dank Alphonso Dunn ist sie wieder da.
Der Preis für das Buch ist ein Witz, gemessen an den Preisen die so manche deutschsprachigen Bücher kosten. Diese sind dann gefüllt mit vielen bunten Bildern der Autoren und Anleitungen wie man diese nachmalt (Thema Acryl z.B.).
Ja und es ist auch richtig, dass man Zeichnen und Malen nicht aus Büchern lernt. Nur durch Übung!
Aber es ist so schön, wenn man die Grundlagen (hier geht es um Grundlagen!) auf einfache und sehr anschauliche Weise gezeigt bekommt. Dann kann man auch üben...
1000 Dank an den Autor für dieses wirklich tolle Buch und die vielen tollen Videos auf YouTube.
Für die Kaufentscheidung: Einfach mal bei YouTube ein paar der vielen Videos ansehen. Dann kann jeder selbst entscheiden auch ohne Rezension.
I am satisfied with my masterpiece (attached) after 3 weeks observation of Alphonso's approach.
I know alot of work has went into this book and im hoping that one day alphonso will release another book for me to buy because he does have a good way of simplifying things for you therfore knocking years of the learning curve that it takes to being a good artist.
That being said, this book is one of the better introductory pen and ink books. he is a very talented artist and - perhaps more importantly... he is an excellent teacher! You will find practical tips and techniques that will elevate your art to the next level.
I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in pen and ink art. A beautiful book!
The book itself goes over everything that I want (and need) to know as a beginner, and then some. It starts off from the very basics, like how to grip your pen, using your shoulder/elbow/wrist to draw, the different supplies available to you and so on. These are both found in the first two sections on supplies and strokes. I really appreciate his explanation on basic types of strokes and how they can be varied to accomplish amazing effects.
There’s more complex, in-depth sections dedicated to shading, texture, sketchbooking, stages of a finished drawing and the secret line of balance. Within that, there’s sub-sections on things like human figured, scenery, animals, faces, composition, movement etc. So everything is there!
I feel like the value for money is amazing for what this book provides. Like I said, as a beginner I couldn’t ask for more!
This is literally an inspirational book just to read - suddenly you see how such a simple idea as the "quality of a line" can capture and indicate so much to the viewer.
Now looking at the ink drawings of masters, I see so much more of their great use of line to show light and shade, and so encapsulate our world
This is a unique approach as he focusses not so much on the final product (like "How to draw a cat, a house etc.") but more on the techniques that enable you to draw basically anything. -- He also give you valuable tips on how to make progress with your work - other authors will leave you alone with that. --- What I missed were at least some short notes on perspectives and proportions. Other books will help you there as will Dunn's own YouTube channel. Perhaps he will take this up in his next book (where I also like to learn more about coloring your drawings). But for now this is an excellent book that I can highly recommend.
I now try to see lines of balance in everything i draw. i try to break things down into basic shapes before detailing etc.
i loved the way it pushed me to try something different and move away from pencil and just have fun.
When the book arrived, I just went to flick through it and ended up reading it for over an hour.
I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone, no matter what stage of art you are at. I have been an artist for over 20 years, but this book showed me new tips and tricks.
I think this is a book that should be on every artists bookshelves.