-Pencil Drawing - Basic Tips for Beginners by MarijanStefanovic


									Pencil Drawing – Basic Tips for Beginners

Pencil drawing is one of the oldest modes of fine art, which plays a vital role in creating
the other styles of art such as water colour and oil painting. It is the reflection of the
visual art and a specialty in itself.

Painting or drawing is the branch of the fine art and the artists usually practice the art of
drawing as the mode of visual expression.

Most people think that pencil drawing is limited to the visual art as it uses a pencil as
the sole medium of creating the art. Pencil drawing, however, involves many variations
with the use of the pencil leads which one should know to understand the wonder
works of the wooden tool.

The basic step to begin with drawing is to select the subject matter. There are immense
subjects of drawing in the representations of various living objects such as plants,
animals or the human portraits.

The sketches of the landscapes, places and sceneries may also be the subject in pencil
drawing. There may also be the sketches of the landmarks like the buildings,
monuments which are excellent architectural subjects. The artists with their own
imagination can develop the skills of portraying the stylish art like the cartoons and

Pencil drawing used with different shades, types and size of lead can provide the
various options to contrast with the creation of art.

There are varieties of leads with different kinds of shades, which can bring out many
variations in their application. This provides the option of creating the perfect shade.

There are also various drawing materials, which range from the papers in the
inexpensive newspaper grade used for practice to the high quality ones which are
relatively costly. The texture, hue and strength also vary from one type to another.

The aspiring artist should understand that pencil drawing is the basic tool in any form of
visual art and the variations and the possibilities can be mastered as they develop their
skills in the art.

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