A Bibliography of Pen & Ink Books for Artists

“White Rhino” by Susan Fox, 2018 PEN AND INK (Modern and in print): Rendering in Pen and Ink by Arthur T. Guptill; Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976, from the original 1930 editionPen and Ink Drawing by Aphonso Dunn; Three Minds Press, Woodland Park, New Jersey, 2015Pen and Ink Techniques by Frank Lohan; Dover Books, 2009; reprint of […]

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My Dip Pen Field Kit (For This Year)

I’m planning to start going out to sketch using dip pens at least part of the time this year. Back before WWII, steel nibs were made in the tens of millions in many countries. They replaced feather quills and after the 1840s were the only option available for writing and drawing with ink. Artists like […]

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Great Pen And Ink Artists, Part 2: William Heath Robinson

William Heath Robinson was one of the most popular and beloved illustrator/artists of late 19th and early 20th century England. He was also a master of pen and ink. He first became known as a book illustrator and I’m posting examples of that from a two-volume set of “The Works of Rabalais” from my own […]

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Great Pen And Ink Artists, Part 1: Charles Dana Gibson

Charles Dana Gibson, the legendary late 19th century pen and ink artist, was an Influencer long before the term came into use to describe someone on social media who “influences” their followers’ tastes in clothes, food, music, where to go on vacation and other lifestyle choices. He drew all kinds of people, as you’ll see, […]

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