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 . . . and more!