Basics of Pencil Drawing: Start Drawing the Easy and Fun Way
Mastering the fundamentals is the fastest way to improve! This manual introduces pencil drawing to beginners with an abundant collection of references and easy-to-understand explanations that will guide you through the very basics, also teaching you how to apply them to your own drawings. Learn how to visualize objects as a combination of simple shapes such as cubes, cylinders, and cones, to make it easier to reproduce them on paper!
Chapter 1: Getting used to the lines and feel of pencils
Chapter 2: Comparing artificial and natural objects with basic shapes (single objects)
Chapter 3: Composing and drawing still life (multiple objects)
Chapter 4: Sketching your own hand
Chapter 5: Adding texture to drawings
■ by Studio Monochrome, edited by Tsubura Kadomaru
■ 257 x 190 mm / 176 pages
■ Published in March 2017
■ ISBN: 9784798614212
■ Japanese title: 鉛筆デッサン基本の「き」 やさしく、楽しく、デッサンを始めよう
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Studio Monochrome (Keizou Hoshi, Masayuki Kitamura, Keisuke Sano)
Keizou Hoshi graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts. His works made by hammering earned him art prizes. He currently works as a lecturer in the Department of Design and Crafts of the Takasaki Academy of Art, at the Art Forum Takasaki school, and at the Nagaoka Institute of Design, teaching life drawing and how to reproduce flat and three-dimensional surfaces.
Masayuki Kitamura graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts. He creates abstract paintings and his works are displayed at the Shibukawa Art Museum and Teikyo University. He currently works as a lecturer at the Takasaki Academy of Art, at the Art Forum Takasaki school, and at the Nagaoka Institute of Design, teaching life drawing and oil painting.
Keisuke Sano graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts. He creates lacquer art and also works as a lecturer at the Takasaki Academy of Art, teaching life drawing and how to reproduce flat and three-dimensional surfaces.
Tsubura Kadomaru has always loved drawing and sketching, and in middle and high school was the head of the school's art club. She protected the club, that had become a manga study group and Gundam get-together, and its members, raising creators who now work in the game and anime industry. She studied oil painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Tokyo University of the Arts at a time when film studies and contemporary art were thriving. She has authored, edited, and conceived dozens of drawing manuals.