Pencil drawing offers an approachable and practical introduction to art for any aspiring artist. Only a few materials are needed to begin, which can be easily transported just about anywhere. Drawing tools are also relatively inexpensive, so the initial investment isn’t overwhelming. When you’re just starting out, however, it’s best to purchase the highest quality materials you can afford at the time. Better-quality materials are easier to use and produce more satisfying results; they will ensure that your pet drawings will last longer and won’t fade or yellow over time. Here you’ll find a helpful overview of the tools you’ll need to begin your own drawing adventures!