Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 144 pages, 10.83 × 8.25 × 0.42 in
Published: April 1, 1984
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0823039919
ISBN - 13: 9780823039913
From the Publisher
Here is a really good book for the artist who wants to develop his
or her pencil drawing abilities, whether it''s to improve your
preliminary sketch work, or to create beautiful pencil drawings
complete in their own right. Pencil Drawing
Techniques brings together six of today''s
best artists, all of whom are incredibly fine instructors as
The artists show you how to develop your skill and ability in
handling pencil technique. Ferdinand Petrie shows you how to handle
pencils and produce a controlled variety of lines, values, and
textures. Then he shows you exactly how to use these techniques to
draw landscapes in a range of styles and compositions.
Rudy De Reyna explains pencil basics, and explores perspective,
size relationships, form, and structure. Douglas grave teaches you
how to begin drawing portraits by building a drawing step-by-step.
Norman Dams and Joe Singer demonstrate how you can use the pencil
to produce spectacular drawings of animals. John Blockley and
Richard Bolton show you how pencil drawings can capture the essence
of a subject and help you work out a plan for painting it. Finally,
Bet Borgeson teaches you all the secrets of colored pencil work and
demonstrates a whole new dimension.
The book is divided into seven sections: how to handle a pencil,
fundamentals of drawing, drawing landscapes, drawing portraits,
drawing animals, drawing for watercolors, and handling color
pencils. The copious illustrations show in detail how the artists
use their techniques. For the artist who uses the pencil,
Pencil Drawing Techniques is an an excellent instructional
book of ideas for using the pencil creatively.
From Our Editors
Bet Borgeson, Douglas Graves, and others show how to creatively develop pencil skills. It's the pencil drawing book that covers every aspect of the medium.