The Art of Ballpoint
Experimentation, Exploration, and Techniques in InkBook - 2015
The Art of Ballpoint offers a historical perspective of the pen as an art medium and how it has evolved and grown in popularity. The book features several leading contemporary ballpoint artists who are creating complex and provocative masterpieces. They discuss their methods, the messages in their work, and their personal connections to the pen.
These fascinating pieces range from psychologically charged portraits to mutant animals to spectacular wall-sized abstractions. The chapters cover classical drawings, modern abstractions, graphic illustration, contemporary realism, and sketchbook styles.
Interspersed throughout the book, ballpoint techniques are demonstrated through stepped-out exercises that explore line drawing and crosshatching, shading and tone, photo-realism, drawing texture and pattern, working in layers, mixing other media with ballpoint, and more. Glide through this inspiring book and enjoy the intricate and impressive works created from an everyday tool.
Baker & Taylor
"The Art of Ballpoint offers a historical perspective of the pen as an art medium and how it has grown in popularity. The book explores the work, methods, and themes of over 30 leading contemporary artists who draw in many styles ranging from intensely realistic classical drawings, to modern abstractions, graphic illustration, location sketching and street art styles, A detailed section on ballpoint techniques will discuss and demonstrate line drawing and crosshatching, shading and tone, photo-realism, drawing texture and pattern, working in layers, and mixing media with ballpoint. Glide through this inspiring book and enjoy the intricate and impressive works created from an everyday tool"--
Rota, an artist specializing in narrative technique with watercolor, ink, and digital media, presents works created by contemporary artists who use ballpoint pen: illustrators, designers, and fine artists Dina Brodsky, Nicolas V. Sanchez, Joanne Greenbaum, Joan Saló, Shane McAdams, Jim Rugg, Carine Brancowitz, Chamo San, Joo Chung, Jonathan Bréchignac, Jean-Pierre Arboleda, Melissa Ling, Mu Pan, Dominique Vangilbergen, Dawn Clements, and Joo Lee Kang. He describes the history of the ballpoint pen and its use in art, then contemporary classical, contemporary abstract, illustration and design, sketchbook, and contemporary realist artists and their techniques. He includes exercises at the end of each chapter. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Features several leading ball-point pen artists and discusses their methods, the messages in their work, and their personal connections to the pen.