Sketch Of Pencil And Eraser

If you want to draw a thin line, you will need a sharp point on the tip of your pencil. You can sharpen your pencils in two ways: with a pencil sharpener or by hand, using a craft knife and a sandpaper pad.

Pencil Sharpeners Are the Simplest Way to Keep Pencils Sharp

A pencil sharpener is the quickest and easiest way to keep the tips of your pencils sharp.

Pencil Sharpeners Are the Simplest Way to Keep Pencils Sharp

A pencil sharpener is the quickest and easiest way to keep the tips of your pencils sharp.

Sharpened with a pencil sharpener

Drawing Holding Each Other Hand

First Shape the Pencil With a Craft Knife

Grip the pencil in one hand, with the point away from you, and the craft knife in the other. Push the thumb holding the pencil against the thumb holding the knife to create leverage so the blade cuts into the pencil. Cut, then turn the pencil and repeat the process until you've worked the area into a point.

Sharpened with a pencil sharpener

Sharpened with a craft knife and sandpaper pad

A Craft Knife and Sandpaper Pad Reveal More of the Pencil's Core For a controlled point that exposes more of the core, sharpen your pencil with a craft knife and sandpaper pad.

Sandpaper Pad For Pencil

Then Sharpen the Core With a Sandpaper Pad

Sand the core back and forth on the sanding pad for a sharp point.

Identifying Your Pencils

To avoid having to search and squint to read the markings on the sides of your pencils, label the pencil ends with nail polish or colored tape. Place the nail polish or tape toward the top of the pencil, but avoid covering the rating stamp or placing it where the pencil extender would cover it.

Then Sharpen the Core With a Sandpaper Pad

Sand the core back and forth on the sanding pad for a sharp point.

Papers for sketching and drawing vary in size, weight, surface texture (usually referred to as tooth) and content. They may also be categorized as either sketch or drawing paper. When choosing drawing paper, always choose an acid-free paper, or the paper may yellow over time. Sketch paper, as the name implies, is for sketching and usually has a paper weight of 50 to 70 lbs. (105gsm to 150gsm). Drawing paper, which is for more finished art, usually comes in 90-lb. (190gsm) weight. A small 6" x 4" (15cm x 10cm) pocket sketch pad is great for quick studies and ideas, while larger sketch pads are obviously needed for bigger sketches. Any drawing you begin may be completed as a keeper, so you may prefer to begin all your drawings using an 11" x 14" (28cm x 36cm) medium-tooth, acid-free, 90-lb. (190gsm) drawing paper.

The lights and darks in a drawing are achieved by varying the amount of pressure applied to the pencil. Because of this, it is necessary to have a hard surface beneath the paper, ideally a drawing board. It offers a smooth, solid surface without surprise ruts or nicks, and it won't bend or give with pressure the way the cardboard back of a drawing pad can.

Simple Sketch Pad Drawings

Sketching and Drawing Paper

Use both a small sketch pad and a larger drawing pad. Tear out the individual drawing pad sheets and use them on a drawing board.

Sketching and Drawing Paper

Use both a small sketch pad and a larger drawing pad. Tear out the individual drawing pad sheets and use them on a drawing board.

Drawing Board And Pad

Drawing Boards Provide a Hard, Smooth Surface

Drawing boards can be bought with a clip attached to one end and a rubber band on the other to hold a sheet of paper in place.

Drawing Boards Provide a Hard, Smooth Surface

Drawing boards can be bought with a clip attached to one end and a rubber band on the other to hold a sheet of paper in place.

Trac

Tracing Paper and Masking Tape

Use tracing paper to make a more refined sketch. Put the previous sketch under the top sheet of tracing paper. Use masking tape to secure the sheets of paper to each other, then carefully trace the desired elements of the image onto the tracing paper.

Erasers are the sort of thing to have with the idea that you will use them only sparingly. Each time you use an eraser, you risk smearing the drawing or damaging the paper.

Kneaded eraser

Pencil With Eraser

White vinyl eraser

Kneaded eraser

White vinyl eraser

Kneaded Eraser

The first eraser you get should be a kneaded eraser. These soft, putty-like erasers are very gentle to the paper's surface and leave few, if any, crumbs. To erase, first try pressing the eraser to the paper's surface; this is less damaging to the paper than rubbing the eraser back and forth.

White Vinyl Eraser

Use a white vinyl eraser to remove hard-to-erase pencil lines. White vinyl erasers are more abrasive than kneaded erasers but will not stain the paper, as some colored erasers often do. White vinyl erasers leave behind strings rather than crumbs, making cleanup easy.

Erasing Shield

Made of thin metal, an erasing shield masks the areas that are not to be erased. To use it, with one hand firmly hold the shield down over the area not to be disturbed and, with your other hand, carefully erase over top of the shield.

Erasing shield

Avoid Using the Eraser at the End of Your Pencil

Never use the eraser at the end of a pencil. It may smear pencil lines and stain the paper.

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    How to draw eraser for drawing?
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    How to draw a eraser from its perspective point?
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