As a person who loves art, I have been struggling to learn the techniques of perspective and technical drawings. The practice of these techniques improves the way the eye views the object and the hands recreate them. Detail and character becomes the core of the sketch, making each artist unique and attentive. Now, every learner needs a teacher - someone who is patient and good at his work. The Thames Hudson Manuals try to create this atmosphere through their books, where the teacher is patient and the student is eager.
Rendering with Pen and Ink by Robert W. Gill is a brilliant manual, with 192 illustrations, explaining perspective drawing, furniture drawing, drawing equipment, and so on. Gill sees an art piece as something constructed with the mastering of certain techniques. "Thus," he says. "it is very important in the work of artists, architects, engineers, industrial designers, and landscape specialists, making it possible to view the design as a finished product before committing it to manufacture."
Though there are no hard and fast rules in the world of art, learning the techniques helps the artist to look at the world from different view points: within a grid, in two-dimension, etc. This book urges the artist to experiment and create differences with pen and ink. It gives a detail account on Rotring pens, Stabilo pencils, Pelikan drawing inks, and explanations on hand positions, tint techniques, and so on.
This is a brilliant book for any established or learning artist. This is just the book to carry around and learn the world through one pen. The pen can write. The pen can draw. This book encourages you to give strength to your pen and make it create works of art.