The Power of the Pencil: draw • sketch • doodle • play with a pencil
A stupendous celebration of the pencil, exploring all the wonderful things you can do with this humble but amazing tool, including drawing, sketching, shading, doodling, and much, much more.
Lovingly put together by quirky illustrator Guy Field, this playful and practical book starts with the basics, discussing which pencils you need in your personal drawing toolkit, then goes on to give tips and methods for drawing everything from a self-portrait to your evening meal. It revisits the work of famous pencil-wielders like Leonardo da Vinci, and uncovers the secrets of more advanced techniques such as using tracing paper and drawing the perfect freehand circle.
Packed with pencil tips, tricks and a huge sense of fun, The Power of the Pencil is the perfect way to bring the joy of drawing into your life.
Word count: 35,000 words