Pencil Drawing Techniques: Learn How To Master Pencil Working Techniques To Create Your Own…

Paperback | April 1, 1984

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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 well.

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.

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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.

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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 ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 10.83 × 8.25 × 0.42 inPublished:April 1, 1984Publisher:Potter/TenSpeed/HarmonyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823039919

ISBN - 13:9780823039913

Appropriate for ages: 15 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect beginner's guide to pencil drawing From handling the pencil to composing a landscape, this book is a very well organized starter's guide to what is probably the highest impact-to-cost artistic medium available. Includes chapters on extending pencil drawings to watercolours and using coloured pencils. Many examples from pro artists. Takes the best bits from several notable sources.
Date published: 1999-08-18

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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.