The Pencil

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North Light Publishers, 1974 - Art - 160 pages
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This book represents your opportunity to learn from this acknowledged master. Together you'll explore pencil drawing as a serious medium--not just a preliminary step in painting....Calle begins with a brief history of the development of pencil and its use by past masters. His discussion of types of pencils, paper surfaces, fixatives and erasers sets the stage for a series of demonstrations of variouis picture projects. You'll do trial renderings of key sections of a picture, plan the direction of your strokes, and make corrections. You'll also practice drawing the head, hands, and figure; learn how to handle perspective, compositions, shadows, and textures; and find advice on using photographs and other drawing aids. Above all, you'll learn how to convey through your drawings a sense of purpose and the feeling of movement, emotion, or direction.

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I have made a living as a graphite pencil artist for more than twenty years. Out of ALL the artists I've reviewed and studied that use the same media, Paul Calle, and this very particular book of his is the most inspiring, informative and inspirational. Read full review



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