Pencil Sketching / Edition 2

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Overview

The bestselling classic updated and revised for a new generation
Portable, inexpensive, extremely versatile, and deceptively simple in design, the pencil, in the trained hand, gives rise to a veritably limitless array of strokes, contours, tones, and textures. For a quarter century, artists, architects, designers, and dabblers in the graphic arts have turned to Thomas Wang's bestselling classic (100,000 copies sold) for their basic training in the art and science of pencil sketching. That's because no other book covers so thoroughly, or with such clarity, economy, and grace the full spectrum of rudimentary and advanced pencil sketching techniques, from the basics of how to hold a pencil to the elements of composition, texture, line weight, and shading. Featuring nearly all new illustrations, and a valuable new chapter on sketching from memory. Pencil Sketching, Second Edition is sure to be the guide of choice for the next several generations of professionals and students.
Thomas Wang, MLA, ASLA (Lincoln, MA), is principal of Wang Associates International, a consulting firm specializing in landscape architecture and urban planning and design. He has taught at the University of Michigan and Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Clearly explains the fundamental principles of pencil sketching and provides helpful examples of essential techniques on nearly every page. "Wang broadens the perspective of those practicing this technique. . .--Booklist. Illustrated.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471399193
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,149,439
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.
Introduction.
Materials and Equipment.
Techniques.
Sketching.
Composition.
Sketching from Memory.
Examples.
Index.
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  • Posted July 19, 2009

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    Enlightening and Very Educational

    We live in a visual society and in my opinion, communicating ideas visually by learning how to sketch, is an important skill for everyone. This book transcends others on the same subject because it explains how to practice technique and over time improve, the technique itself.

    For example, Prof. Wang explains and shows you the different ways of holding a pencil to produce different lines, tone and contrast. He explains how to choose paper for sketching though any will do; how to isolate subjects in a scene in order to detail them and effectively communicate what you've seen, both presently and previously, versus making visual notes to yourself. This revised version really makes sense and the process clear. I recommend it too for architecture and engineering students in to supplement their studio courses, art students, hobbiests, and anyone else who wants to teach themselves how to make meaningful sketches. With elegant simplicity, this book teaches you how to get started.

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