TOOLS AND MATERIALS

With just a piece of paper and a pencil, you can draw almost anywhere, anytime. Although there is an ever-increasing range of materials available to you, it’s best to start with only the basics; you can expand your collection as your skills develop. Here you’ll find information about some basic materials that are good for beginners. Try to purchase the highest-quality materials your budget will allow, as these provide the best results. There is nothing more frustrating than being limited by scratchy pencils or paper that tears!

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Pencils Soft pencils (labeled “B”) produce strong, black tones; hard pencils (labeled “H”) create ...

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