5 Tips About Using Graphite Pencils - Video Tutorial

In this quick video tutorial you will see five useful tips about using graphite pencils. I hope you find it helpful!

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Five tips about using graphite pencils

1. Choose the type of paper you prefer to work on. The surface texture of your paper will effect the outcome of your drawing.

2. Use quality art materials. When drawing with graphite pencils, it's very important that your pencils don't break while you are drawing your artwork. You'll want to choose a pencil that holds its shape no matter how sharp you sharpen it. I recommend Faber-Castell 9000 pencils. I've used them for years and they have always been the best quality pencils I've come across. But I recommend trying different pencil brands to see which ones you like using the most.

3. Use a light hand as you are drawing. If you push too hard with the pencil at first, you might damage the tooth of the paper, and you will not be able to get as many layers of graphite onto the paper.

4. Have a piece of sketch paper under your hand as you are drawing. This will reduce smudging.

5. Use a soft pencil for the darker shadows and details. It's better to start the drawing with harder pencils like F,HB and B. And then slowly move on to softer pencils as you are building up your layers of graphite.

Thank you for reading. I hope you found this blog post and the video helpful. If you have any thoughts or questions about graphite pencils, I'd love for you to share in the comment section below.