The Art of Pencil Drawing: Learn how to draw realistic subjects with pencil

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This compilation of projects from some of our most popular How to Draw and Paint series books provides inspiration and instruction on every aspect of pencil drawing. From the fundamentals to advanced techniques, The Art of Pencil Drawing is filled with information that artists of all skill levels will find useful. Author-artist Gene Franks creates impressive drawings that seem to come to life right on the pageùand in this comprehensive guide, heÆll teach you how to do the same with simple, step-by-step ...
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Overview


This compilation of projects from some of our most popular How to Draw and Paint series books provides inspiration and instruction on every aspect of pencil drawing. From the fundamentals to advanced techniques, The Art of Pencil Drawing is filled with information that artists of all skill levels will find useful. Author-artist Gene Franks creates impressive drawings that seem to come to life right on the pageùand in this comprehensive guide, heÆll teach you how to do the same with simple, step-by-step demonstrations that cover a wide variety of subject matterùfrom still lifes and landscapes to animals and people. With this comprehensive reference, youÆll soon discover how exciting drawing can be!
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
"The Art of Drawing" series of manuals introduces art students to the tools and materials artists use for drawing, with this volume focusing specifically on pencils. Numerous pages are devoted to understanding drawing basics like hatching and crosshatching with numerous examples of combinations of lines for shading. The instructions are organized by subject matter, beginning with still life arrangements. Individual fruits, vegetables and simple objects are drawn in four steps. Great attention is given to value and texture in these drawings. Buildings are the next subject matter the art student will tackle. The drawings become more complex with each new subject matter. Landscapes are next with most diagrams providing four steps from beginning to end. Vehicles, animals and people are the final subjects. Most of these drawings are very complex and do not have the depth of instruction that the simple objects provided. The illustrations are in black and white since the focus is pencil drawings. These books are written for adults with especially small type but can easily be used by kids who only need to follow the steps of the illustrations to develop their drawing skills.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560101864
  • Publisher: Foster, Walter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Collector's Series Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 253,667
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.75 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Artist 6
Introduction 7
Tools and Techniques 9
Supplies 9
Pencil Procedure 9
Pencil Points 10
Sharpening 10
Pencil Strokes 11
Value Scale 12
Shading Samples 13
Still Life 15
Sketching 16
Grapefruit 18
Cabbage 19
Glass Bottles 20
Coffee Pot 21
Ancient Treasures 22
Conch 24
Starfish 25
Ball and Glove 26
Tennis Shoes 27
Toy Car 28
Blocks and Marbles 29
Monkey Business 30
Antique Doll 32
Railroad Lantern 34
Hand Pump 35
Buildings 37
Sketching 38
Oregon Barn 40
Farmhouse 41
Root Cellar 42
Country Church 44
Windmill 46
Cliff Dwelling 48
Spanish Mission 50
Lighthouse 52
Schoolhouse 54
The Cantina 55
Landscapes 57
Thumbnail 58
Sketching 59
Composition 60
Close-ups: Hollyhocks 62
Close-ups: Sunflower 63
Rock Study 64
Foliage Study 66
Victorian Cemetery 68
Colorado Creek 70
Oregon Farm 72
Desert Juniper 74
Surf and Sea 75
Transportation 77
Sketching 78
Wheelbarrow 80
Ore Cart 81
Tugboat 82
Fishing Boat 83
Stunt Plan 84
Hudson Classic 86
'39 Jaguar 88
Farm Tractor 90
Victorian Trolley 92
Steam Replica 94
Fire Engine 96
Flatbed 97
Animals 99
Sketching 100
Little Lamb 102
Baby Burro 103
Lop-eared Rabbit 104
Old Goat 105
Jack Rabbit 106
Prairie Dog 107
Young Doe 108
Canada Goose 110
Sea Gull 111
Guinea Hen 112
The Owlets 114
Barn Owl 115
Red-tailed Hawk 116
Tiger Head 118
The Lioness 119
Elephant Family 120
People 123
Sketching 124
Smiley 126
Chinese Lady 128
Nigerian Woman 129
Woman from Kenya 130
Young Man 132
Ballerina 134
Island Girl 136
Victorian Lady 138
The Prospector 140
Glossary 143
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2009

    Great Book

    When I got this book I thought Wow how am I going to draw this. Then I got my sketch pad, book, pencil, and started drawing. I was amazed at when you start drawing you get good results. I started of with the young doe since it was the easiest. It turned out pretty good. I can't wait to stay up all nigh and draw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted February 21, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    I purchased this book for my twelve year old granddaughter as a Christmas gift because she has a great talent as an artist. She loves to draw and paint and has been recognized by her school district and a childrens book author who used some of her drawings. She has not had any formal training but has been using the techniques illustrated in the book and has created amazing prints. More importantly she expressed how helpful and instructive the book has been and told me it was one of her favorite gifts!

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