Pencil Drawing: Learn how to develp drawings from start to finish with techniques for shading, contrast, texture, and detail

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Pencil Drawing includes comprehensive instructions for drawing a variety of subjects in pencil. A renowned master in the field, Gene Franks explains how to develop your drawings from start to finish, teaching specific techniques for shading, contrast, texture, detail, and more. You will learn all aspects of pencil drawing as you follow the easy-to-follow instructions for drawing everything from animals and people to household items in no time at all. All you need is this book, a...

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Overview

Pencil Drawing includes comprehensive instructions for drawing a variety of subjects in pencil. A renowned master in the field, Gene Franks explains how to develop your drawings from start to finish, teaching specific techniques for shading, contrast, texture, detail, and more. You will learn all aspects of pencil drawing as you follow the easy-to-follow instructions for drawing everything from animals and people to household items in no time at all. All you need is this book, a pencil, and a little perseverance!

This basic introduction to drawing thoroughly explains pencil through thoughtful discussions and demonstrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
This is a comprehensive adult level drawing course that focuses on the use of a pencil as the primary media. Pencils are the most basic of drawing tools, both economical and very portable. Pencils are not messy like many art materials, so they can be used anywhere at any time. Sample images of the variety of textures and strokes made by holding a pencil in different positions familiarizes the artist with the variety of marks common to this media. The drawing exercises are arranged by level of complexity, beginning with the simple shapes and advancing to objects with much greater variety in shape and texture. In three or four steps that include illustrations documenting the process, a drawing is completed. Instructions for drawing animals, landscapes, cars and human figures are all included. There are thirteen projects for the student artist to complete. The only drawback to this well written and documented book is its relatively small format. Reviewer: Kristin Harris
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780929261034
  • Publisher: Foster, Walter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1988
  • Series: Artist's Library Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 401,081
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Why Draw? 4
Materials 4
The Work Area 6
Basic Hand Positions 7
Choosing Your Subject 8
Lighting Your Subject 8
Sample Textures and Strokes 9
Thumbnail Sketches 10
Measuring 11
Perspective--Cylinder Shape 12
Perspective--Square Shape 13
Handling the Pencil 14
The Value Scale 15
Developing the Projects 16
Still Life Section 17
Project 1. Walnut--Textured Surface 18
Project 2. Brown Egg--Smooth Surface 19
Project 3. Strawberry Basket 20
Project 4. Old Wheel Hub 21
Project 5. Poohie 24
Animals Section 28
Project 6. Calico Kitten 29
Project 7. White-Throated Sparrow 32
Project 8. Looking Back 34
Landscape Elements Section 38
Project 9. Indian Country 39
Project 10. Little House 44
Project 11. The Wagon 49
The Grid Method 50
Project 12. Forgotten Ford 54
People Section 59
Project 13. Mountain Man 60
My Heartfelt Thanks 64
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