How to Draw With Pencils

People of all ages are always interested in learning how to draw. The creativity and process associated with a pencil drawing is very interesting and exciting, and it offers many people a fantastic outlet for expression, along with a fun hobby to take part in. Learning how to draw is certainly not an overnight mission, it's going to take some real time, effort and dedication, but learning how to start sketching will enable you to grow and flourish as an artist immediately.

It doesn't matter if you want to use graphite, charcoal or colored pencils because the basics are all the same for sketches. The techniques will vary based on your subject matter like a landscape with water instead of animals, cars or close up portraits of just the faces where eyes, lips and hair will be the center of interest.

To put you at ease, it's extremely important to mention that there is not necessarily one specific right way to learn the art of sketching and drawing. A pencil drawing that you want to create, like any kind of art, needs to be an expression of your own interests, abilities, feelings, perceptions and more. Simply reading a guide with a 1-2-3 step by step process may allow you to draw one or two specific objects but you won't really learn how to create.

Therefore one of the best ways to get started learning how to draw is to really get in touch with your thoughts, your internal processes, your vision and more. You have to conceptualize what you want to create with your pencil drawing and how you're going to get the job done. This kind of mental preparation and familiarity will enable you to get going moving in the right direction.

Creating a great pencil drawing takes practice. You can't learn how to play the piano, ride a bike or do anything else without investing time into the craft. Learning how to draw obviously is no different. The number 1 tool at your disposal is practicing and more practicing. The more you create, the more you can work on honing your skills, learning about your tendencies, developing your own style and means of expression and more.

Don't be afraid to use guides, programs and art drawing courses in order to learn about drawing portraits, cartoon characters or flowers. It can be very valuable to see exactly how to proceed in the creation of something specific. However, from there it's up to you to apply what you learn and what you saw somebody else do. Maybe you will find a better way or a way that suits you better regardless of what others think. So use guides as jumping off point, and as just one of many tools in your toolbox that you can turn to.

It's never too late to learn drawing. Whether you're 5 or 50, picking up a pencil and creating a pencil drawing you can call your own is always going to be meaningful, fun and exciting. Use resources available to you such as guides to learn specific techniques and how to draw people figures or objects. Above all else though, get in touch with your own creative mind and practice until you find yourself and learn how to draw in a way that best fits you.

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