A Better Approach to Pencil Drawing

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  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-06-21
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
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This guide offers an outstanding overview of the finer points of pencil work, both for sketching and detailed finished drawings. Author Frank M. Rines discusses approaches to graphite work and techniques for still life and landscape drawing. He emphasizes the importance of good design and composition as well as accuracy, showing how to develop an outlined drawing by adding lights and shadows together with the suggestion of color and texture.
Suitable for artists and art students of intermediate and advanced skills, this single-volume edition combines two instructional manuals by Rines, Pencil Drawing and Pencil Sketches. Plentiful illustrations include full-page images as well as smaller images and progressive examples that demonstrate the use of perspective, the contrast of light and shade, and other elements of technique. Subjects include rustic scenes and rural landscapes, with many valuable tips for drawing trees, flowers, doorways, and buildings.

Author Biography

Frank M. Rines (1892–1962) specialized in graphite work and landscape art. He taught at many schools throughout New England and published five books on drawing and technique. His paintings are among the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Fogg Art Museum, and other major institutions.

Table of Contents

Pencil Drawing:
The Old Swimming Hole
Instructions for the Beginners
Center or Focal Point
Pencil Technique
The Country Lane
Thumb Sketches
Pencil Texture
Pencil Texture Examples
Steps in Pencil Rendering
Progressive Examples of Steps in Pencil Rendering
Tree Construction
Tree Construction Details
Completing the Sketch
The Old Farmhouse
The Covered Bridge
Detailed Examples of Tree Drawing
Fisherman's Cabin
Still Life
Floral Technique
Contrast of Light and Shade
The Old Mill
Interesting Textures
New England Doorways
An Old English Doorway
A Pastoral Scene
The Road by the River
Pencil Sketches:
Plate No. 1
Plate No. 2
Plate No. 3
Plate No. 4
Plate No. 5
Plate No. 6
Plate No. 7
Plate No. 8
Plate No. 9
Plate No. 10
Plate No. 11
Plate No. 12
Plate No. 13
Plate No. 14
Plate No. 15

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