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Pencil Sketch Collection

Updated on March 11, 2015

By Karishma Hyder

When we think of drawing we think of the use of hand, the articulate movements and the fine strokes. However, I have found out through my own experience that drawing has more to do with the power of observation than the real act of drawing. Sometimes, I stare at an object for a really long time just to understand how the lines should flow and how to give that right amount of mischief in the eyes. The drawing bit takes about 30 to 40 minutes after the lengthy observation. Those who try to draw should know that sometimes it is difficult to draw a very simple form. For example: I was trying to draw a girl with a long neck. The picture I took reference from seemed like a simple one. Make the neck a bit longer than usual and I should be able to capture her essence. Unfortunately, every time I drew her neck it looked like that of a duck’s! Lanky and not at all feminine. What I did after numerous attempts was just sit and stare at the picture and tried to understand how the lines flew. I do not know how I do it, but sometimes smooth and slanted lines turn up after a lengthy observation. I do not know if it would or does work for others, but I feel like this technique works for me.

When drawing on paper, I rarely draw with anything other than pencil and I almost never use colour. Drawing females is my favourite subject and drawing scenarios and nature is something that I am terrible at. Other than the last two drawings, all the drawings were done during my mid-teen years. I haven’t drawn much on paper recently as I have been busy drawing graffitis on facebook.

I never took any art class so please do not judge me harshly. Constructive criticism is welcome. Please feel free to comment.

Enjoy!

Beautiful Pencil drawings and sketches by amateur artist

Pencil on cartridge paper. Drawing of lean Woman with short messy hair sitting on crumpled up bed.
Pencil on cartridge paper. Drawing of lean Woman with short messy hair sitting on crumpled up bed. | Source
Pencil sketch on cartridge paper. Man with tilted head (drawing) by K. Hyder
Pencil sketch on cartridge paper. Man with tilted head (drawing) by K. Hyder | Source
Pencil Drawing -  supposed to be Almasy from the movie 'the English Patient'---actor name: Ralph Fiennes.
Pencil Drawing - supposed to be Almasy from the movie 'the English Patient'---actor name: Ralph Fiennes. | Source
Pencil sketch of girl with a hat looking afar
Pencil sketch of girl with a hat looking afar | Source
Pencil sketch of woman's back
Pencil sketch of woman's back | Source
Pencil sketch of gorgeous curly thick hair
Pencil sketch of gorgeous curly thick hair
This drawing is one that I cherish like no other. The quality of the sketch has reduced due to scanning it but when seen on paper the eyes mezmerize me, they make me feel pain and suffering and longing. I dubbed this the Cloaked lady. This drawing ha
This drawing is one that I cherish like no other. The quality of the sketch has reduced due to scanning it but when seen on paper the eyes mezmerize me, they make me feel pain and suffering and longing. I dubbed this the Cloaked lady. This drawing ha
Sensuous woman sitting with drapes of chiffon material covering her - medium pencil on cartridge paper
Sensuous woman sitting with drapes of chiffon material covering her - medium pencil on cartridge paper
pencil drawing of haughty lady
pencil drawing of haughty lady
Pencil drawing of a girl
Pencil drawing of a girl
I drew the same girl twice, this was the first time.
I drew the same girl twice, this was the first time.
Based on the front cover of the novel "the lonely lady" by Harold Robbins
Based on the front cover of the novel "the lonely lady" by Harold Robbins
"the Mouse" - a pencil sketch
"the Mouse" - a pencil sketch
a sketch of my friend
a sketch of my friend
drawing of a random girl wearing a hooded cloak
drawing of a random girl wearing a hooded cloak

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      K Kiss 2 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Hi Jodah! Thanks a lot for the compliment. Sadly I haven't drawn a thing since 2011 :( and I became so busy with work and life that I nearly forgot that I used to draw till recently I stumbled upon my own artwork and this time want to try my hand at more advance digital drawing. I did tons of digital artwork back in 2009-2011 and they daunt me even now when I go through them (there is a hub on that too - https://hubpages.com/art/-Art-on-Facebook-Graffiti... ).

      I drew the random girl wearing a hooded cloak from my imagination, although I usually draw by observing a photograph or something. Now that I looked at the drawing again, I guess there seems to be some similarity with a younger Barbara Streisand indeed.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Nice sketches K-kiss. I would like to see some of your more recent work. The last one "random girl wearing a hooded cloak" looks like a young Barbara Streisand.

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      WriterKat 3 years ago from KittyLand

      Wow Gorgeous!! You have a great hand and eye. keep it up

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      Muhammad Rafiq 3 years ago from Pakistan

      Nice sketches! Love to see more.

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      I am glad it made you smile. Strangely enough, going through them made me do the same :)

      Old Memories .. :)

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      Unleashed Freedom 5 years ago from star dust, planet Gaia.

      made me smile :) how lovely.

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      breakingnews 6 years ago from Pakistan

      Oh my God very goooood sketches

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      K Kiss 6 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      PegCole..thank you so much for stopping by my art collection. I have lately lost my art hand as I call it and have been trying very hard to get my inspiration to draw back. If I do then you will get to so new drawings.

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      Peg Cole 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Your talent is strongly for the arts, k. I hope you follow along with this wonderful skill you have. Your drawings capture the essence of these people and you have truly done the right amount of study to get it right. Well done.

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      hsonido 6 years ago

      nice collection :)

      good job!

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      K Kiss 7 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Thank you Surabhi for your generous comment! ... The Cloaked lady is indeed one of my favourite drawings too. you are welcome to view my other drawings in 3 other hubs that I have written so far on my drawing...

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      Surabhi Kaura 7 years ago

      Karishma Hyder,

      Beautiful hub! You've got great artistic skills, very creative. I liked all of them, especially the seventh one. Wonderful! Your shading techniques are awesome, it makes your drawings come alive! Good job! =)

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      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Thank you for sharing your sketches! I love to see people's art on the HubPages and enjoyed your explanation of how you go about it.

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      K Kiss 7 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Thanks :)

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Excellent, you are very talented! I love your creativity.

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      K Kiss 8 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      thanks deliliah14...you can draw as well...just give it a try and be a bit persistent.

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      delilah14 8 years ago

      cool ive always wanted to draw like that your a really good drawing

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      K Kiss 8 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      thanks rvsource...all of your drawings are fantastic!

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      rvsource 8 years ago

      Nice sketches K Kiss! Thanks for joining my fan club. Us artists need to stick together.

      Jeff

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      Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Very good drawings K Kiss, you would enjoy fellow hubber "rvsource 's" hubs based on your artwork, as he too draws excellent pictures and writes hubs on how he does it. He is so good I have just recently commissioned a picture from him for my mum, and it turned up today. it is beautiful and a portrait of her late Greyhound Lady who was sadly put to sleep last October.

      By the way, have you read my hub on "Cats that look like Hitler", your Avatar would be a perfect candidate for the official website, (linked to on my hub)?

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      K Kiss 8 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      thanks tim-tim..again :)

      your complements are inspiring me to draw more

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      Priscilla Chan 8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Love to see more:)

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      Katbiral 8 years ago

      you are very talented indeed!

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      K Kiss 8 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Thank you waynet...your drawings are fantastic too. Your hubs gave me the idea to upload these pictures of my drawings :)

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Well done! you have some great sketches with elements of imagination and realism, I like them.

      It would be nice to see some more of your work here on hubpages!!