There is a whole host of drawing media available, from graphite and colored pencils to charcoal, crayon, and pastel. The myriad tools can yield smooth tones, expressive strokes, dramatic monochromatic palettes, and richly colorful pieces. This chapter covers a variety of drawing materials available to artists, arming you with the information you need to get started in using and mastering the tools. There is a wide range of high-quality materials available at art & craft stores or other art suppliers, and each artist has his or her own preferences. Experiment with different brands and types of materials to discover which ones you prefer.
Graphite pencils come in a range of values, starting with 9H lead as the lightest ...