Tag: Sketching

Secrets of Beautiful Sketching

The Tools of the Trade

Drawing requires a lot of tools such as different kinds of pencils and different textured papers. Sketching is a free-form art where you only need very light strokes so it is always best to use hard lead pencils like an HB or 2H pencil. If you use mechanical pencils then a narrow lead point (0.7) is going to be your best friend.

Mastering the Art of Sketching

When you sketch you have to remember that this is completely free-form. Keep your hand from resting on the paper. You can try these four common ways to hold a pencil during your sketch sessions:

  • Basic tripod grip
  • Underhand tripod grip
  • Overhand tripod grip
  • Extended tripod grip

There are also different strokes to sketching and these are used to add a little bit of detail. They are generally used for quick portrait sketches and can be used to do shadows or add depth to a simple outline.
Some basic strokes are:

  • Long lines
  • Medium lines
  • Short lines
  • Tonal grading
  • Blending
  • Crosshatching
  • Corrugated lines

Perfecting the Art of Sketching

If you want to get good in sketching you should practice the habit of making shapes and lines with simple, …

By Gregory March 3, 2019 Off