Item description for Pencil Sketching, 2nd Edition by Thomas C. Wang...
Overview 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.
Publishers Description The complete, classic guide to the art of pencil sketching Portable. Erasable. Inexpensive. No other single drawing tool is as versatile as the pencil. Through the centuries, generations of artists have used it to work out ideas, study form, and develop fundamental skills that are crucial to an artist's training. Pencil Sketching has taught thousands of beginners the basic principles and techniques of pencil sketching. Carefully revised to meet the needs of today's artists, this edition features easy-to-follow instructions, dozens of new illustrations, and more-everything you need to explore the amazing potential of the pencil and learn to sketch with confidence. * Techniques: shading, texture, value, line, strokes . . . * Materials: pencils, papers, accessories . . . * Skills: observation, recording, composition, sketching from memory . . . * Subjects: trees, landforms, water, architecture, cityscapes . . .
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 11.25" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Sep 7, 2001
ISBN 0471399191 ISBN13 9780471399193
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More About Thomas C. Wang
Thomas Wang, MLA, ASLA, is principal of Wang Associates International, an international consulting firm specializing in landscape architecture, and planning and urban design. He has also taught at the University of Michigan and Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Reviews - What do customers think about Pencil Sketching, 2nd Edition?
Great for beginners or those returning to sketching Feb 27, 2008
I was recommended this book by an instructor and I was not disappointed. It focuses on physical sketching technique (great for beginners/people returning to sketching) and a casual but effective style that is perfect for quick landscape/plant sketches. Not intimidating at all!
Simple but Effective Jul 15, 2003
A great book.
So many art books give long-winded descriptions of what to do, and even how to do it, yet they fail to capture the essence of what makes a drawing good. Wang concentrates on simple elements and rules of thumb, providing a wealth of wisdom in a few words and pictures.
If you're looking for long descriptions of techniques, this is not the book for you. The author quickly notes the salient points and demonstrates with sketches.
This book has beautiful drawings and covers a variety of techniques: how to hold a pencil, line, composition, values and shading, etc. The author also leads you through how to make specific elements: landforms, trees, water, and more.
scratching a bit on the surface Mar 30, 2003
39 of the 111 pages consist of full page printed sketches, wich are beautiful. But the text, which is very rare in this book, is sometimes missing, and throughout this book very superficially. Thomas C. Wang describes one (1) pencil technique, which he is using for his sketchings, other methodes are not discussed or even mentioned. I could not recommend this book to anyone, perhaps for very beginning artist, whom are uncertainly in leading a pencil, but even then there are better books.
Beautiful Book That Inspires Mar 5, 2002
I remember the first edition of this book from a few years ago. But this new edition is beautiful in and of itself - I flip through it often. But the real bonus was that it inspired me to sketch again - a skill that I haven't used frequently in the past ten or fifteen years. This one's a keeper because it showed me *how* to do it and then showed examples of how it was done by the expert. I've rediscovered my love of sketching.