The Pencil Box: A Treasury of Time-Tested Drawing Techniques and Advice

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Enhance your drawing skills, improve your artwork.

Covering the basics of drawing and far beyond, The Pencil Box is as essential to your work as your favorite eraser. Inside you'll find step-by-step guidance, proven advice and daily exercises for elevating your drawing ability to new levels of realism and resonance. From the very basics of sketching to the nuances of fine detail, this guide covers it all with hands-on instruction that will strengthen your drawing - and your artwork - right away.

Twenty professional artists specializing in a range of drawing mediums offer their insights on popular subjects such as landscapes, portraits, figures and still lifes. Whether you are a complete beginner or a more practiced artist looking to fine-tune your skills, you are sure to benefit from in-depth instruction that includes:

  • 20 step-by-step demonstrations that teach you everything from capturing realistic eyes to creating a shimmering lake using colored pencil
  • Guidance for drawing in a variety of mediums, from charcoal and ink to colored pencils and pastels
  • Simple techniques for rendering scale, depth and proportion accurately
  • Tips for capturing light and shadow
  • Tools for drawing realistically from photographs

Good drawing is the secret behind all stunning representational artwork - discover the tips and techniques that have made these professional artists so successful. This guide will sharpen your observational skills, demystify drawing dilemmas and bring your artwork to a whole new level.

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Contributors include: Cathy Johnson, Bill Tilton, Jerry McClish, Stanley Maltzman, Janie Gildow and Paul Leveille.

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