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Rendering in Pencil Hardcover – 1 Dec 1983

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Describes and illustrates the tools and methods involved in creating a pencil drawing, focusing on the techniques for rendering architecture, interior furnishings, and landscapes.

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5.0 out of 5 stars One book to rule them all... 13 Mar. 2015
By Silas Pitch - Published on Amazon.com
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I think Guptill's "Rendering in Pencil" is quite possibly the finest single-volume treatment of the topic of pencil drawing ever written. This work is very similar to his monumental "Rendering in Pen and Ink." He treats perspective and shading with academic detail and moves on to just about every technique imaginable, using every drawing material imaginable (lithographic crayon, graphite wash, etc., etc., etc.). He focuses on theory and technical proficiency, so don't expect chapters dedicated to life drawing basics or how to 'draw trees.' It's mostly about accurately rendering form and value--you know, the 'meat and potatoes" of drawing. The lessons and concepts in this book are for both the serious beginner and professional artists looking to polish their work. There are a great many books about pencil artistry, but you can get nearly everything you need here in one book. It's a shame that it is out of print, though the used prices are typically pretty good given the condition of the copies on offer. Mine came in great condition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Deservedly a classic 5 Feb. 2016
By Seattleite - Published on Amazon.com
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Really great book on drawing with pencils. I can see why it is regarded as a classic--it includes an enormous amount of information on everything from basics on materials (papers, pencils, etc) to how to use them effectively. I'm working through it slowly (as a hobbyist I'm in no rush), and find it very helpful. Highly recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific 15 Aug. 2016
By jojo - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a terrific book and I recommend it. Not sure why I had never stumbled on it before but very glad my instructor recommended it.
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