A Simple Guide To Learning Pencil Sketching

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Learning pencil sketching can be fun. It also can be a little time consuming if you try to cover too much at one time. I have learned it the hard way. If I was going to draw a landscape, I would spend three days learning the landscape tools, the volume and size of each tool, how to use them, and what to do with them. I would spend two full weekends learning pencil sketching. And then I could go back in and add in a couple of other drawing skills.

This has taken me almost thirty years. At one point I thought learning to draw was going to take forever. I did some research and then I put everything on paper. I laid out a plan that I would follow step by step to make this experience as easy as possible, and I made a chart to keep track of my progress so I could keep track of my learning.

Guide To Learning Pencil Sketching


The first thing I did when learning to draw with a pencil sketchbook was to buy an inexpensive set of drawing tools. I think I paid around $30 for these tools. They were not expensive, but they were not cheap either. You get what you pay for in this department. If you are just starting out, I would recommend these tools.

You can get an inexpensive set of drawing pencils, or even a set of gels to help you learn how to draw more easily. There are also some really great “how to” books available. I am still learning, so I am not sure how helpful these may be, but I do know that there are books out there that will teach you how to draw with pencil sketches.

Learning how to doodle can be done over again and then when you are finished, you can forget about it. That is not the case with learning to draw. You will continue to learn as long as you put in the time. It is worth the time spent.

I have found that the best way to learn how to sketch with a pencil is to actually get a sketch pad and doodle on it. This will help keep you focused on what you are doing. You can purchase or borrow a pencil sketch pad. There are many different types of pencil pads that you can purchase.

Choose Right Papers

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Once you have your own set of drawing pads, the next thing that you will want to do is invest in some quality pencil sketching paper. The best pencil sketching papers are going to be thick. There is nothing worse than drawing on a thin piece of paper. You will find that you want to stop at one sheet of paper before you go out and buy another. That way you always have some spare.

When learning how to doodle with pencil sketches, the most important thing that you can do is read up on the basics of drawing. Learn the basic shapes and sizes of the pencils. Learn the different tips and techniques that you can use when learning how to doodle. You can find all of this information online. There are even sites that offer step by step guides on how to doodle. With a little dedication to learning, you will find that learning how to doodle with pencil sketches is very easy.

Learn How To Practice

Another tip that is very helpful is to learn how to practice your drawing skills. By practicing on a daily basis, you will be able to hone your skills so that you will become more comfortable with drawing. After a while, you will not have to worry about your drawings because you will be getting excellent results. That will really help you learn to love the art of drawing.

One other tip for you to get started with this art form is to get a simple drawing program like the ones that you can get at your local computer or book store. There are many different types of these programs and it does not matter if you are a beginner or an expert. There are even programs that are designed for kids who are learning to draw. So there are options for everyone.


Once you are armed with a good set of sketching pads, you are ready to start learning pencil sketching. Remember to keep your drawing as simple as possible. You don’t want to overdo it and then you will look like a complete artist. Keep it simple and you will be very happy with the end result. Good luck with your efforts, and I hope that by now you have a better idea of how to start learning pencil sketching.

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