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Uploaded: February 3, 2017
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: December 21, 2010
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I will try my best to teach you all how to sketch in pencil to the best of my ability. I was going to wait to submit this lesson because I didn’t know if it was something that anyone wanted. Since I have a lot of lessons going up on sketching, I thought making an actual tutorial on this subject would be something that aspiring artists would want to learn from. There is no real complexity when sketching. The only things you have to remember is that you are using sketching paper instead of regular drawing paper, pencils that are pacifically developed for sketching and not drawing, and you will also have to learn how to shade because shading is a key factor to sketching properly. I have read a good number of books to learn how to sketch, and for me it was a lengthily process to finally get the hang of it. Shading, detailing, and defining an object, person, or animal is all done differently. For instance, you sketch, shade, and detail human hair differently than you would for an animal like a lion or horse. Even though horse hair looks very much like human hair, it is much more coarse, and thicker than that of a human. Human hair needs to be sketched in a gentle, easier way. This is because our hair is finer, has more volume and body, and sometimes us humans have a lot more of it. Shading objects like vases, flowers, and even scenery is all very different. This tutorial will just teach you the basics on "how to sketch in pencil". When you start feeling comfortable enough to jump onto something new like learning how to shade, or sketch fur, just let me know and I will submit a lesson for your needs if I can. In the meantime have a blast with this tutorial, and don’t forget to stay focused and be patient when tackling something new. Adios amigos!