Pen Drawing: An Illustrated Treatise
by Charles Maginnis
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
The author of the book, Charles D. Maginnis, is considered the father of American Gothic architecture. If you want to use a pen to draw, this book is very instructional, and the author takes the time to illustrate the ideas, and to elaborate on them in a way that is rarely done in modern writing.
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by Andrew Loomis - The Viking Press
The illustrator Andrew Loomis is revered amongst artists - including the painter Norman Rockwell and comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of figure drawing. His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered.
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