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The Power of the Pencil

draw • sketch • doodle • play with a pencil

Guy Field



ISBN: 9781910232859

Price: £12.99

Publication date: 8 September 2016

Category: Practical Art

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


Guy Field is a designer, artist and illustrator. For his day job he works as a designer at cool London design company Studio Moross, and in his spare time he freelances as an illustrator. He has designed T-shirts for Primrose Bakery and American Apparel, and his work has been featured on influential UK design website It’s Nice That twice, including as one of their Creatives To Watch in 2015.