examples of pen and ink in color
Pen and ink drawings by poet, novelist, and painter Hermann Hesse.
Samuel Hieronymus Grimm made his living accompanying well-to-do patrons on their travels around England in the late 18th century, capturing their journeys in detailed pen-and-ink drawings. When Richard Kaye, his chief patron, became a Prebend at Durham Cathedral, Grimm set out to record the buildings and landscapes of Northumberland.
Herman Hesse Pen and Ink drawing
Edward Ardizzone pen and ink drawing.
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With a career spanning 52 years illustrating over 170 books, Edward Ardizzone was one of the most prolific illustrators of the 20th century and remains one of the most sought-after. His distinctive style is immediately recognisable with its cross-hatched pen and ink drawings and bright colourwash pictures. So how did this shy, quiet individual who started his working life as a lowly clerk come to be an established illustrator and official War Artist?
Edward Jefferey Irving Ardizzone was born in Haiphong, China on 16th October 1900 but it wasn't until 1905 that the family settled in England. His father Auguste was Italian by birth but became a naturalised Frenchman. His mother, Margaret, was half English and half Scots. Auguste spent his entire professional life working for the Eastern Telegraph Company while Margaret, having studied painting in Paris, continued to paint in water-colour after her marriage. It was she who influenced the young Ardizzone and encouraged him in his early artistic efforts.
Above right: 'The artist at his desk 130 Elgin Avenue'
Christmas card, c.1950 (pen)
Durer pen and Ink drawing of Rhinoceros.
Dürer was one of the first artists to view animals as a subject worthy of attention. At the beginning of the 16th century, the natural world of animals and plants was becoming a focus of interest as explorers and travelers were returning from distant lands with examples and illustrations of new species. Dürer shared this fascination for the subject which he revealed in many of his drawings, watercolors and prints.
(pen and ink drawing, 1515)
Dürer's pen drawing of an Indian rhinoceros is a typical example of his interest in animals. The image of the rhinoceros is based on some notes and a sketch by an unknown artist. He never saw the actual creature in real life which accounts for its anatomical errors.
This copy is very deep
History of Pen and Ink drawing
Pen and ink examples of architecture
Accurate illustrations of architectural landmarks of Europe. Included in the image library are highly detailed images of Canterbury Cathedral in England, Notre Dame Cathedral, Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, the Paris Opera House, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Saint Paul's Cathedral in London and other notable buildings of Europe. All illustrations are hand drawn and expertly rendered. High quality prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. If you do not see the European building you're looking for please contact the artist to make a suggestion. Custom illustrations of specific animals or pieces of architecture can be ordered as well. For more information and pricing please call 1 (800) 913-7906 or send an email to the artist.
The images are also available for stock art illustration.
Pen and Ink drawings of animals
Pen and ink examples by Fred Kennett
|Fred's work predominantly uses the medium of pen and ink.|
|The actual sizes of the pictures vary enormously. They all, however, no matter how large or small, contain the same singularly detailed and minute focused attention that has become his hallmark.|