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Pencils, pens, and brushes

Drawing is rightly associated with freedom of self-expression, but even so, you cannot draw without some kind of tool to extend the eye and hand. The fundamental tools of drawing are the simplest and most portable — pencils, pens, and brushes — and it is worth spending the time to find which are suited to your interests and temperament. This will help you define and develop your own unique style of drawing.

WORKING WITH PENCiL

The most commonly used drawing tool is the "lead" pencil — which is not actually made of lead but soft carbon graphite mixed with clay. Each grade makes a mark of a certain density; try them all to experience the quality of each grade. Larger sticks of graphite, not encased in wood, provide a broader point, and can be used on their side for covering large areas of tone or creating wide lines.

PENCiLS AND GRAPHiTE

Pencils and graphite sticks are graded from 9H, the hardest, to 9B the softest. Drawings can be made with a single graded pencil or a combination of several grades

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Lacquer-coated graphite stick

Hexagona graphite stick

Pencils and graphite sticks are graded from 9H, the hardest, to 9B the softest. Drawings can be made with a single graded pencil or a combination of several grades

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