Draw a pencil…

EDM 240 Draw a pencil

EDM #240 Draw a pencil

Graphite on sketch

 This is a sketch of one of my Derwent Graphic pencils with a value scale.  I have drawn more value scales than I can count.  When I first started drawing scales, I used (light to dark) 2H, H, HB, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B and 6B.  Now,  I just use a 2B mechanical pencil and blend and  blend and then I blend some more.  This technique was gleaned from reading Lee Hammond’s book Lifelike Drawing.  Great book by the way.  I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their drawing.  


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5 thoughts on “Draw a pencil…

  1. I like that it looks very technical in this one, and it looks like someone professional would do for their proposal of a new pencil product or something, and this would be the designing phase and next is like the 3D rendering phase etc 🙂

  2. I am confused as to why one depicts a “pencil” which generally encases graphite but then use charcoal to make the associated value scale – New students need to learn how to manipulate graphite first prior to using charcoal which will be a rewarding experience upon mastering graphite.

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