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.

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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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