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.
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2/HB pencil 314 draughting pencil Annecy background Bahrain Basel beginners broad strokes building chisel point composition create creative CV/VP diagonal drawing surface eraser example express eyes finger movement FINISHED SKETCH full-size FOLIAGE Foreground Framing device gives the artist grip hard lead hard pencil hold the pencil horizon line ISOLATION AND ABSTRACTION Italy Japan kneaded eraser Landforms landscape architecture Landscape Sketching LIGHT DARK LINES line quality line width Lines and Strokes Lines Strokes medium move movement of Position movement Position object observation and recording pencil strokes picture frame PRACTICE STROKES pressure reference plane rough shaded planes Shading and lines shadow sharp sharpened side simple line simple pencil SKETCHING FROM MEMORY sketching paper soft lead soft pencil Strokes Line Tanzania texture third fingers three-dimensional quality thumb Tokyo Forum Tonal contrast tree trunk urban design Venice viewer visual visual field water’s surface watercolor paper Zanzibar