Pen and Indian ink illustration

“Focusing on one object, and drawing it with great attention to detail, can be rewarding.
At first glance this is a simple line drawing. It is detailed, but the lines are not overly clinical or “tight”.
Frémont has drawn them freehand; they have a charasteristic fluidity and natureless.
The clean line a pen gives can be used in different ways.
It is not the best tool for allowing variation in tone - shading - but in this drawing’s Frémont is not concerned with that;
he is more interested in describing an item in a clear and effective way.
The detail in this drawing is a large part of its attraction.(...)”

Extract of FREEHAND - Helen Birch - Hardie Grant books