Selecting Tools and Materials
Graphite pencil is a versatile, practical medium that makes learning to draw convenient for any beginning artist. All you really need are a few basic tools, which are relatively inexpensive and easily can be taken with you almost anywhere. Even when you’re just starting out, it’s best to purchase the highest quality materials you can afford—better-quality materials last longer and will produce the most pleasing results. Here you’ll find a quick overview of the items that I find most helpful. As you become comfortable with the basic tools and gain more drawing experience, you’ll develop your own personal preferences.