Grab a pen and explore hours of masterful and intricate art anywhere!
Now in an all-new format, the creative technique exercises from The Art of Ballpoint by illustrator Matt Rota are reconfigured into this useful art pack which includes an informational book and companion sketchpad featuring prompts and drawings to get you started.
Ballpoint Art Pack includes a wide range of ballpoint techniques that 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.
The List of Exercises Includes:
- Types of Shading
- Volume with crosshatching
- Creating an even field of marks
- Responding to an organic process
- Blending color
- Gradients with marks
- Line shape and pattern
- Drawing on toned paper
- Graphic color
- Contour Drawing
- Creating a light source
- Shading with watercolor
- Layering ballpoint and acrylic
- Multiple viewpoints of one object
- 360-degree view of room
- One Mark
- Drawing Texture
- Creating a landscape with texture and marks (but no outlines)
Matt Rota is a New York artist who currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts graduate visual narrative program, and has taught in the illustration department at the Maryland Institute College of Art. His drawings and prints have been exhibited at the National Arts Club, the Society of Illustrators, and Last Rites Gallery in New York; the Copro Gallery in Lost Angeles; Galerie L'Oeil du Prince in Paris; and other international locations. He has received recognition and awards from American Illustration, Communication Arts, 3x3 magazine, Creative Quarterly, Spectrum, and Lurzers Intl Archive, where he was listed as one of the top 200 illustrators worldwide. Matt Rota is the author of Rockport's The Art of Ballpoint.