Whether he's drawing a sports figure or an American Indian, a stately tree or a space rendezvous, illustrator and NASA artist Paul Calle's love for art shines through. In this book, Calle explores pencil drawing as a serious medium, rather than just a preliminary step in painting. He offers a brief history of the development of the pencil and its use and demonstrates various picture projects.

The Pencil 1985, Northlight

ISBN-13: 9780891341185

Revised edition

Trade paperback

The Pencil 1975, Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN-13: 9780823039906