Author: Priya Agarwal

Choosing a base for sketching

An artist sketches and draws on many different surfaces. You can choose from different types of art paper. These include super smooth surfaces, rugged surfaces or granule surfaces. You can use choose among these papers which are best suited for soft pencils, pastels, and charcoal. You will find plenty of papers to work with; the hardest part is to select which one to use. Let’s take a look to get a better understanding of the papers you’ll come across. Every artist is different and has his own interpretation, so it’s best to explore your options as per your convenience....

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Different tools that can be used for sketching

Almost all of us started drawing when we were young. Back in those days, it was not important which materials or tools we were using. Even these weren’t considered also. But a standard pencil on some notebook paper would often “do the trick”. As we grow older and develop as artists, the materials, and tools that we chose to become more important. The relation between quality art materials and quality artwork becomes essential when the artists pamper him with the best quality products to produce the best artworks. If you are gearing up to get started towards making your...

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Different shade pencils and charcoal that are used for sketching

A sketch acts as an emotion conveying medium when an individual expresses his views, ideologies through it. For this he needs keep his weapons and shields ready. Here the sketching medium is pencil or charcoal which acts as a weapon and the base on which the sketch is done acts as a shield. Shade pencils used for sketching A pencil is the most common sketching tool used by an artist to portray his thoughts on a canvas. A pencil is a pencil, isn’t it, but for an artist, it’s not just a piece of wood he’s holding between his...

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Choosing a base for sketching

An artist sketches and draws on many different surfaces. You can choose from different types of art paper. These include super smooth surfaces, rugged surfaces or granule surfaces. You can use choose among these papers which are best suited for soft pencils, pastels, and charcoal. You will find plenty of papers to work with; the hardest part is to select which one to use. Let’s take a look to get a better understanding of the papers you’ll come across. Every artist is different and has his own interpretation, so it’s best to explore your options as per your convenience....

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Sketching basic part 3

It is important to learn how to observe a cylinder correctly because the eye cannot see halfway around a cylinder. You must be able to draw a good cube in perspective before you can build a successful cylinder. Using the Cylinder to Draw Figures For centuries artists have related basic geometric solids to the human figure. Even the human figure is made of cylinders that are of different sizes. Even our fingers are constructed of cylinders. To increase our ability to conceptualize their volumes in space understanding the axes of these forms is necessary. When sketching faces by utilizing...

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