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Introduction to Pencil Drawing: The Techniques

Introduction to Pencil Drawing: The Techniques

Now you got the supplies necessary for your first artwork, let’s get to know the basic drawing techniques:   There are two basic ways to approach a drawing: linear and tonal. The linear approach to a drawing focuses on line and outlines of shapes. In tonal drawing, you make use of gradations to indicate the various planes of your subject.   You should try to avoid smudging and blending in the beginning so that you force yourself to use your pencil more to achieve value in your drawings.   Avoid looking at your drawing too often. Make sure you are...


Introduction to Pencil Drawing: The Supplies

Introduction to Pencil Drawing: The Supplies

Drawing is a wonderful art form in itself, but it is also an excellent exercise for other forms of art, like painting for instance. Learning how to draw will truly open your mind to your surroundings enabling you to really see what is before you.   Choosing your drawing supplies   There are a variety of different drawing tools available for today's artists and what you choose to work with is based on your own preference. It comes to down to experimentation. You have to work with a number of different things before you find the tools that fit your...