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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 d ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published January 1st 1988 by Walter Foster Publishing
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Tabor
Jul 24, 2015 Tabor rated it liked it
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The book basically gives you a little summary of how you should draw with a pencil and tells you how you should draw which is to feel the shapes with a 2H pencil then begin to better define the shapes with an H pencil and start shading from darkest shades to the most defined shades.
Matt
Mar 12, 2013 Matt rated it really liked it
Pencils are so cool because of texture. When I look at amazing pencil art, I'm pulled in by a palette of patterns. In the absence of color, the artist has to do things to convince that something looks real. Thankfully, life is so full of texture that various techniques could almost convince a viewer that a pencil drawing is a black and white photo.

Gene Franks has mastered many of these textures and can create illustrations that are captivating. I learned a lot from this book and read it over and
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KT Mcintyre
Jan 08, 2014 KT Mcintyre rated it it was ok
Naff, not that helpful. Definitely could have explained techniques in more detail. It had some useful parts, e.g. different ways to hold the pencil for different techniques, but overall it didn't give much guidance.

Marwah
Jun 17, 2012 Marwah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I fell in love with Gene Franks drawing style. The details, the textures, and the shading are all reasons why I think this small book is amazing .
Very inspiring book, I enjoyed doing some of projects and I intend to do more.
Nisah Haron
Jan 01, 2013 Nisah Haron rated it it was amazing
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A simple step-by-step on mastering your drawing with pencils. I have been looking for this kind of basic drawing book. This is one of the most practical I have ever come across!
Sara
Aug 18, 2011 Sara rated it it was amazing
I've been thoroughly enjoying attempting these drawings and have been pleased with the results.
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