by Sho Ito
Gorgeous illustrations with clear instructions
With Brush Pen Illustration: More Than 200 Ideas for Drawing with Brush Pens, Sho Ito provides a comprehensive text that will help beginners and novices alike. It feels like a private art lesson from a kind expert. First, Sho Ito takes us through the different types of pens, from different types of hard tip, soft tip, brush tip, and water brush pens with examples and recommendations. The next step is to analyze types of paper and the effect they have on the look of illustrations. The third section walks through the basic brush pen techniques, from dots of different types, lines, and coloring.
Then and only then, Sho Ito walks us through different illustrations of various types of foods and animals. Each example is detailed stroke by stroke and explained with ample illustrations and hints. In addition, there are sections dedicated to water brush and black-and-white illustration techniques.
This is just a beautiful and unique art and the example illustrations range from adorable animals, whimsical sea life, graceful birds, and colorful plants to delicate insects, and more. The pictures themselves inspire as they instruct. I was so impressed by how clear this text is that I ordered a physical copy so I could use it to help teach a young autistic woman to draw. I’m hoping she will be inspired as I am and that the numbered strokes will be enough once she has learned the different brush pen techniques to help her draw independently for her own enjoyment. While part of conquering art is innate talent, there is definitely enough information here that readers can expand and practice their pen skill set.
Overall, an enjoyable, helpful, and comprehensive instruction book. Highly recommended.
Curious about the world of brush pens but aren’t sure where to start? Brush Pen Illustrationâ?? shows how to draw pretty much anything in 2 – 4 steps.
Brush pens have taken the illustrating world by storm! This unique medium comes in hundreds of colors and produces a beautiful, soft, watercolor effect which has had lettering artists buzzing. Now, though, illustrators in all walks of art are incorporating brush pens’ into their repertoire as a simple way to include color and motion into their art.
Brush pens’ style is reminiscent of Chinese brush painting and drawing. They offer a gentle, paint-like quality that replicate watercolor paints without having use paint and brushes. Brush Pen Illustration is a comprehensive guide which shows you how to draw pretty much everything in 2-4 easy steps; apples, zebras, penguins, flowers, this book shows you how to draw everything under the sun with fun and colorful brush pens.