Pencil Drawing For Beginners

If you are interested in drawing, it can become into a worthwhile as well as fulfilling hobby. Drawing requires continuous practice in order for one to become good at. It is not something that can be learned just by reading about it. In needs always having a pencil and paper on hand and an ideal subject. One may then start drawing away to create a masterpiece, dependent on one’s adeptness in the use of his hands, the creativity and the vision of the mind.

Many people might see drawings as incomplete artworks. Sketches in pencil may not be considered by most as worth appreciating, mainly because it may lack the color that most paintings offer. But pencil drawings can have a uniqueness and an artistry of its own. Techniques and methods in pencil drawing are practiced and studied so that one may be able to excel in what can be a very fulfilling hobby for some. If you are on your way to try out drawing as a hobby, here are some useful tips that you may be able to use.

Make sure that you use the right materials for drawing beginners. Even the type of pencil and the paper being used is important for someone beginning to learn about the fundamentals of pencil drawing. At the start, beginners like you should opt to use soft and darker pencil grades. You can choose from using B, 2B and 4B pencils or those with darker values.

The paper that you draw on is also just as important. The surface and texture of the paper that you are using might affect how your drawing might eventually end up. If you see yourself creating pale drawings even though you are already using darker pencils, chances are that it might be the paper. Avoid using shiny-looking paper with a sheen that may be too smooth for the pencil particles to attach to. Try using cheap sketch paper or office photocopy paper for your next drawing.

Practice your drawing skills by using solid objects instead of drawing images in photographs. Using photos flattens the features of what you will be drawing. You will not be able to practice drawing objects on paper with perspective. Perspective adds a certain artistry and life in your drawings and it is something that you should learn early on if you wish to be good in your hobby later on. Try drawing a live plant for example. This will help you how to picture out a solid object and how to use its perspective and transfer it into paper.

Learn about proportions and how you can put them into your drawing. This is especially true if you want to learn drawing human figures. Every body part, be it in humans and animals are made according to proportion. Having no idea about proportion would make your drawings look amateurish and unrealistic. It would be a good idea if you try to learn the basic principles of proportion and how you may be able to use it in what you draw.

Drawing will really take some practice and more in order to master. But don’t let the hard work deter you from making it into a hobby. There is a certain fulfillment that you can get by trying to learn a new skill, more so if it is something that you enjoy doing. Instead, try to keep up your interest in drawing no matter how bad you think your first work would come out. With practice, you will be able to improve your work little by little. In no time, you would be able to create your own drawing masterpieces that you can be proud of.

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