Intro to Graphite Pencil Drawing

Diane Flick, Artist & Art Teacher

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21 Lessons (1h 39m)
    • 1. Graphite Course Trailer

      1:19
    • 2. 1.1 Intro

      0:35
    • 3. 1.2 mindset intro

      0:53
    • 4. 1.3 Materials

      3:56
    • 5. 2.1 Comp Intro

      0:18
    • 6. 2.2 Getting Started

      0:48
    • 7. 2.3 Measuring

      1:51
    • 8. 2.4 Background

      5:03
    • 9. 2.5 Tree Outline

      11:55
    • 10. 2.6 Fence Posts

      8:55
    • 11. 3.1 Value Intro

      0:15
    • 12. 3.5 Branch Details

      8:22
    • 13. 3.2 Light tones

      12:24
    • 14. 3.3.1 Mid tones pt1

      10:45
    • 15. 3.3.2 Mid tones pt2

      8:53
    • 16. 3.3.2 Mid tones pt3

      7:28
    • 17. 3.4 Dark tones

      10:10
    • 18. 4.1 Finishing Intro

      0:24
    • 19. 4.2 Finishing

      3:30
    • 20. 4.3 Spray Fixative Optional

      0:47
    • 21. 5.1 Recap

      0:35
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Project Description

Prep:

You will need 4 graphite pencils in a range of values (lightness and darkness). Additionally, you'll need a flat surface to draw on, tape, an eraser, a pencil sharpener, an 8.5" x 11" or similar sized piece of drawing paper, a ruler to draw your 8" x 6" frame drawn on the paper, a high-quality printout of the reference image for this course, and a small square of white paper with a tiny hole cut in the middle (fold in half to cut out hole). 

Supplies you will need: 

  • 8.5x11 sheet of Drawing Paper
  • Ruler or something with a straight edge (to draw your frame)
  • Range of 4 Graphite Pencils (used in this class: 2H (or 4H), HB, 4B, 9B)
  • Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Tape
  • A small square of white paper with a square hole cut in the middle (fold in half to cut out square) (this is to compare values)

Prepare your drawing surface:

  • Draw a 6x8" frame on your drawing paper with a ruler or straight edge
  • Note: make sure the final photo is the same size as the frame you draw
  • Tape your paper down to a table or drawing board

You will need to download and print the following reference materials: (attached)

  • Original Photograph (attached)
  • Finished Drawing (attached)
  • Course Outline (attached)

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