danidee
3 years ago5,000+ Views
Video Tip: How to Hold and Control Your Pencil
A lot of beginning artists don't realize the wealth of ways you can use a graphite pencil for drawing. Having used them for writing for so long, we are often conditioned to simply use just the tip of the pencil, controlling it with our wrists to create a uniform, clean line. However, this video shows just how much variety you can get once you make adjustments to how you use a pencil, including shaving off wood and using the lead on its side to create value, width, and a fluid sense of contour. Happy drawing!
5 comments
seems like I really have to dive in and lern something! thx for sharing❤
3 years ago·Reply
@fia1965 No problem! I figured this was a really good foundation advice worth sharing!
3 years ago·Reply
Just a few short years of practice :)
3 years ago·Reply
@kristenadams I laughed when he said that too. He makes it sound so easy! (But I promise, it takes less than 'years'.)
3 years ago·Reply
@danidee good to hear!
3 years ago·Reply
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