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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 211 ART 101

Graphite Pencil

DISCOVERING THE POTENTIAL OF AN EVERYDAY TOOL

 

Graphite pencil is a great starting point for a beginning artist. Not only do you have most of the materials lying around the house, but you can use a little something called an “eraser,” which makes experimentation a lot less scary.

 

Start out with an understanding in pencil hardness. The lead (or graphite center) of each pencil is labeled by number and letter. “H” pencils are hard and produce light lines, whereas “B” pencils are soft and create darker lines. The higher the number that accompanies the letter, the harder or softer it is. HB and F are not ...

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