Pencil Sketching - an easy and fun to do art!
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Artistic things like drawing painting and sketching have always fantasized people. From just for fun to a well developed profession, these arts have been accepted by all sorts of people. For example, Sketch artists play an important role in crime investigations departments and good sketches also hold a good monetary value. In this simple tutorial, I’ve tried to teach a simple, easy and quick lesson on how to make a good sketch. Here I’ve drawn an instant sketch of a dream that I had one night, a silent seashore lit up by moonlight, inside a grunge frame.
How to start over?
Sketching is a great and fun-to-do art. Moreover, it gives you a great pleasure when you see your sketchings look beautiful and come alive. Its very easy to become a good sketch artist and to do that, you don't even need any special training. All you need is a few instruments and a little bit of patience.
Primarily, sketching needs only a piece of paper, a pencil and an eraser. You can have a few more things, for instance, a sharpener (in case you need to sharpen up the pencil), a ruler (if you are unable to draw rough straight lines) and a small piece of cloth (or a handkerchief).
Step by step tutorial
Now before you begin up with your sketching, make sure your hands are clean and dry, so that your work may not get spoil. Now, the first step is how you should hold the pencil. You don't need to put any stress on holding the pencil. Just consider the pencil as your own body part and handle it with the greatest ease that you can. The best way to hold it is to put the middle portion of the pencil in the space between the joint of your index finger and your thumb. Now if you have pre-planned what you are going to draw, then begin it with a rough draft. But, I personally recommend you not to pre-plan what you are going to draw, because if you don't get the desired result, you'll be disappointed.
Do what I usually do, i.e., just go on sketching and rubbing the tip of the pencil on the paper like you've gone mad! Well, I mean just free yourself and enjoy scratching the pencil on the paper. :)
But remember, don't put too much stress on the tip. Hold the pencil easily and start with lighter shades, so that if you need to put some darker shades, you can apply another layer.
Now, once you are done with the scratching part, take a cotton handkerchief and gently rub it all over the sketching. It will give a clean touch up to your sketch. Now, take an eraser and erase the part that you want to lighten up. Just have a look at the figure that I've drawn. There I've used an erser to draw moon in the sky and its reflection in the sea.
Now, while giving the final touch up to your sketch, use the handkerchief and eraser to remove the excess charcoal from the paper. But remember, the two most important things you need are - patience and gentleness. Practice whenever you get time and slowly you'll see your sketches come alive. Good luck! :)
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