AUTOPLAY
Sketching: Introduction
15 steps
What you’ll need
Paper or sketchbook
Other Sketching Tools
Drawing Pencils
An Eraser
Pencil Sharpener
What is a sketch?
1. What is a sketch?
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Pencils are great sketching tools made of graphite. Graphite can be lighter (F/H) or darker (B)
2. Pencils are great sketching tools made of graphite. Graphite can be lighter (F/H) or darker (B)
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You can also sketch with other tools like pens, colored pencils and markers
3. You can also sketch with other tools like pens, colored pencils and markers
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Hold your pencil loosely, two or more inches from the tip.
4. Hold your pencil loosely, two or more inches from the tip.
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Pick a lighter graphite to begin sketching. Sharpen your pencil. Keep your workspace clean.
5. Pick a lighter graphite to begin sketching. Sharpen your pencil. Keep your workspace clean.
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Begin by warming up. Draw loose lines, curves, and scribbles.
6. Begin by warming up. Draw loose lines, curves, and scribbles.
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Experiment with mark making techniques. Keep your wrist loose. Try not to apply much pressure.
7. Experiment with mark making techniques. Keep your wrist loose. Try not to apply much pressure.
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Vary your lines by making some darker and thicker to create more visual interest.
8. Vary your lines by making some darker and thicker to create more visual interest.
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Continue warm up by turning loose lines and curves into shapes like circles, ellipses & squares.
9. Continue warm up by turning loose lines and curves into shapes like circles, ellipses & squares.
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Find something to sketch, like something from life, from a picture, or from your imagination.
10. Find something to sketch, like something from life, from a picture, or from your imagination.
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Break down your image into basic shapes.
11. Break down your image into basic shapes.
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Add thicker & darker lines to connect shapes and define edges
12. Add thicker & darker lines to connect shapes and define edges
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Use mark making techniques to add basic details. Erase unnecessary lines.
13. Use mark making techniques to add basic details. Erase unnecessary lines.
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Use a darker graphite pencil to emphasize areas of your image and add shadows.
14. Use a darker graphite pencil to emphasize areas of your image and add shadows.
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Improve your sketching skills by practicing everyday!
15. Improve your sketching skills by practicing everyday!
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