85 tips for better pencil drawings

Jarmo Tikka, Teacher, Designer, Carpenter, Artist

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6 Videos (40m)
    • Intro

    • 15 tips for sketching

    • 17 tips for blending first layer

    • 22 tips for deepening values

    • 23 tips for deep values and finishing

    • Conclusions; 8 last tips


About This Class

At this class you will learn 85 tips to improve your drawing skills! You will learn how to use self-made blending stumps for drawing and see how drawing develops step by step. Please find how to make blending stumps needed for this class from my earlier class:


This class is third in a series of learning to draw with pencils and will lead you further in a process of adopting new skills.

You will learn to use following new techniques and supplies:

-Guide lines for sketching

- Blending stumps for drawing and spreading the graphite

- Kneaded eraser for lifting areas at light

- Graphite pencils H, B2, B4 and B8 for the different use during drawing process

- Fixative for finishing

... and many others

Welcome to join the class, let's journey together at the pathway of pencil art!

Background music by audionautix.com.



11 of 11 students recommendSee All

This is a wonderful class with full of new and very useful advices to learn to draw beautifully with pencils!
Shiho Arich


Lots of professional tips to bring pencil drawing comes to life!! Thanks for showing us step by step on how to use the different techniques. :D
Li Yuen Yeo

NLP Master Practitioner, Entrepreneur

I am not new to drawing but I have nevertheless learnt from this class. Very useful tips that will definitely improve my work, clearly demonstrated and explained.
S Sukilopi

Artist, Skillshare teacher





Jarmo Tikka

Teacher, Designer, Carpenter, Artist

I like to do things by hands, whether it comes to work or hobby. I have always been naturally gifted in drawing and painting. Besides my studies at the areas of handcraft and design I have learned many things through self study. My work as a teacher of carpentry has taught me many things from woodwork.

I am a creative person and love to make new things and designs. Items that has got an idea and are beautiful are close to my heart. I like to spend free time at nature with my self-made ...

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