Join the ranks of Degas, Van Gogh, and da Vinci in helping to perpetuate the virtually forgotten art of pencil drawing. This inaugural title from Walter Foster's Drawing Made Easy series introduces aspiring artists to the fundamentals of graphite drawing. In-depth information, including several approaches to the discipline, inspires beginners and helps them gain confidence in their own talents. Artist-author Carol Rosinski guides readers through the basics, starting with essential tools and techniques, from selecting erasers and paper surfaces to applying the graphite and rendering detail. Then she encourages them to apply their newfound knowledge by guiding them step by step to create fully rendered pencil drawings that include a landscape, an animal portrait, and a still life. Paperback. 64 pages.