Chapter 1

Getting Started

Tools & Materials

Sketchpad or Loose Drawing Paper. Keep a variety of sketchpads or notebooks on hand in various sizes. Jot quick sketches on smaller pages; then work out your ideas on larger sheets. Be sure to use heavier papers with any wet media, such as marker or watercolor, to prevent warping.


Kneaded Eraser. These pliable erasers can be shaped to a point for precision. They never wear down, and they don’t leave eraser dust behind. They are also very gentle on paper.

Graphite Pencils. Any pencil will do, but ...

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