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How To Learn To Pencil Step By Step [The Most Complete Guide]

Welcome to another quick guide to learn to draw, this time we are going to focus on the pencil drawing. Mastering the technique of pencil drawing is extremely important as it will allow you to venture into another type of drawing.

This will be a somewhat extensive guide, but the important thing is that you will find all the necessary tips to master the pencil drawing technique.

First of all, we will start talking a little about the basic materials, then the techniques to achieve different finishes: drawings with shadows, realistic, landscapes, 3D, animals, etc.

Drawing objects and people in such a way that they look real is a very simple way to impress others, the basic fundamentals are easy to learn and with practice, you will become a simple way in a great artist.

Learning to draw in pencil is essential, as I told you it will serve as a practice to improve the techniques, and best of all, when drawing in pencil you have the possibility to erase the strokes and improve them.

After you master the technique in pencil, you can start creating impressive works of art with colors, do not worry that in this article you will also find tips for drawing with colored pencils
And finally, after mastering the technique with pencils, you can venture into paintings, watercolors or charcoals …

The drawings with these last materials have little different techniques, so they will be discussion material for another occasion.

Pencil Drawing Materials

You will not think that only a pencil is needed, is it?

For a pencil drawing to be perfect, you will need other essential materials, those materials will make your art look more professional and you will also realize that your learning will be much more advanced.

Now I have made a list so that you have at hand the best drawing materials, a list with which you can have at hand those instruments necessary to become the best.

Materials To Learn To Draw To Pencil

To start drawing in pencil you will need appropriate tools and besides that know how to give them the exact use, since it is useless to have all the materials and not know how to use them.

  1. PENCILS. The main tool is the pencil, these will allow you to easily draw shadows and add reflections or highlights, later I will explain how to add shadows and glitters.
    It is also important to know that pencils have different degrees of hardness (use more or less graphite). The harder the pencil is, the softer the mark it makes. Use the different types depending on the tone you want.

The hard pencils are labeled with an H and the soft pencils with a B. The higher the number that accompanies the letter, the harder the pencil will be. There is also a standard pencil … the HB.
2. USA APPROPRIATE PAPER. Depending on the medium you choose (pencil, color, charcoal, paints), you must make sure you get the right paper. In our case, we will focus on the appropriate paper for drawings with pencils or with color.

As far as possible get an acid-free paper, this will prevent the drawings from turning yellow over time or wearing out.

3. DIFUMINATOR A diffuser is a pencil-shaped paper roll whose tip is rough.
You will need to polish it every time it is filled with charcoal or graphite due to pencils.

4. DRAFT. When pencil drawings are made the eraser not only helps us to remove errors, it is also important to create brightness.
The simplest to use is the drafts for pencils in the form of plasticine since they are easy to mold to erase small samples.

How to Learn to Draw Well to Pencil?

The technique of pencil drawing is a technique that may begin, but in which few specialize. If done well and worked on, the results can be quite impressive.
Here are some tips for you to learn to draw well in pencil.

It is essential that you draw every day, even if it is 5 minutes or small drawings. Practicing daily will give your strokes greater ease, and will help you measure the force to apply in the strokes.
Evaluate your failures, most of the failures when we start to draw are in proportion, to better observe the faults, you can see your drawing reflected in a mirror or from other positions.
Try to take a notebook and pencil with you whenever you can and at times when you do not do anything, draw the first thing you see. This will make you exercise making multiple drawings of different topics.
If your drawing is based on your imagination and you do not have a clear model … Get inspired! Taking inspiration from magazines, photos or newspapers; the important thing is that you do not try to copy it.
A better look at the details and technique, so apply them to your next drawings.
Avoid using other instruments, such as rules or compass, try to do all the drawing by hand. Although it is more complicated, the result will be more natural and realistic.
To choose the colors, it is better to think of them as a set, combining the colors not only for the tone but for its saturation, use the same range of colors.

All the above tips, are a short summary of what you must do to get started in pencil drawing. Once you have mastered the techniques, you will learn how to draw like a professional.

How to Learn to Draw Professionally by Pencil?