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How to Shade with Graphite

How To Shade with Pencils

Ok my friends! So you want to know how to shade with pencils/graphite. Awesome, I’m glad you are here. In this video I will take you through my process and offer my best advice.

Tools of Mass Creation:

Faber Castell Pencils, B, HB, 2B, 3B, 4B, and 6B

Faber Castell White eraser

Sakura Electric Eraser

Prismacolor Pencil Sharpener

Strathmore Pastel Paper

Cotton balls

Q-Tips, cotton swabs

Some pro tips:

  • Keep it light! The lighter your touch the lighter the line. This makes for easier erasures.

  • Work from left to right if you are right handed. Opposite for lefties! This keeps your hand out of your drawing- no accidental smudging

  • Practice from life. Create a still life, draw a friend or landscape. In the beginning you should stay away from photographs.

I hope you enjoyed this video and found it very informative. If you have any questions drop them in the comment section below. I will be happy to answer. Give this video a LIKE if you like this type of video, and would like to see more tutorials. Make sure to subscribe to catch my next video.

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