Pencil Drawing – The Guide to Graphite

PENCIL DRAWING - THE GUIDE TO GRAPHITE

A COMPLETE COURSE FOR MASTERING GRAPHITE

"Pencil Drawing - The Guide to Graphite" is a complete video course on pencil drawing with graphite designed for beginner and intermediate artists. The goal of this course is to provide the learner with a rich learning experience through "easy to digest" modules consisting of video demonstrations and accompanying ebooks. This course is in development. New course modules will be released to members as they are developed (every week or two) until the entire course is complete.

This course is currently only available to members.


Course Modules

Module 1 - Introduction and Materials
Introduction and Materials

The Guide to Graphite Module 1 EbookDescription: An introduction to "Pencil Drawing - The Guide to Graphite" and a look at the materials that will be used throughout the course.

Suggested Materials: None

Video Length: 6:15



Module 2 - Graphite Grades and Sharpening
Graphite Grades and Sharpening

The Guide to Graphite Module 2 EbookDescription: A look at the different grades of graphite which are organized according to softness and several different approaches for sharpening your pencil.

Suggested Materials: A range of graphite pencils from 9H - 9B. 80 lb. white drawing paper.

Video Length: 8:31



Module 3 - Erasers
Erasers

The Guide to Graphite Module 3 EbookDescription: A look at different erasers for removing graphite and how they affect the drawing surface, mark making, and subsequent marks made with graphite.

Suggested Materials: Kneaded eraser, gum eraser, vinyl or plastic eraser, 2B graphite pencil, and 80 lb. white drawing paper.

Video Length: 10:49



Module 4 - Mark Making and Blending
Mark Making and Blending

The Guide to Graphite Module 4 EbookDescription: A look at different grips for mark making and a variety of graphite application techniques.

Suggested Materials: 2B graphite pencil, kneaded eraser and Stonehenge drawing paper.

Video Length: 12:57



Module 5 - Light and Shadow Part 1
Light and Shadow Part 1

The Guide to Graphite Module 5 EbookDescription: A look at light and shadow, the importance of value, and the role of contrast in a drawing. Part 1

Suggested Materials: None

Video Length: 8:32



Module 6 - Light and Shadow Part 2
Light and Shadow Part 2

The Guide to Graphite Module 6 EbookDescription: A look at light and shadow, the importance of value, and the role of contrast in a drawing. Part 2.

Suggested Materials: Bristol Paper - Smooth; H, HB, 2B, 4B graphite pencils.

Video Length: 7:45



Module 7 - Sketching
Sketching

The Guide to Graphite Module 7 EbookDescription: A look at sketching with graphite. Sketching as a study, for form, and as a preliminary drawing.

Suggested Materials: White drawing paper and a 2B graphite pencil.

Video Length: 12:16



Module 8 - Texture Study 1
Texture Study 1

The Guide to Graphite Module 8 EbookDescription: How to create the illusion of texture in a graphite drawing and the factors that most contribute to success. The first of three subjects is explored in this module.

Suggested Materials: Smooth Bristol paper, H, HB, 2B, and 4B graphite pencils, kneaded eraser.

Video Length: 14:50



Module 9 - Texture Study 2
Texture Study 2

The Guide to Graphite Module 9 EbookDescription: How to create the illusion of texture in a graphite drawing and the factors that most contribute to success. The second of three subjects is explored in this module.

Suggested Materials: White Stonehenge paper, H, HB, and 4B graphite pencils, kneaded and vinyl erasers.

Video Length: 15:16



Module 10 - Texture Study 3 Part 1
Texture Study 3 Part 1

The Guide to Graphite Module 10 EbookDescription: How to create the illusion of texture in a graphite drawing and the factors that most contribute to success. A highly reflective surface that features a variety of textures is explored. The third of three subjects is explored in this module. (Part 1)

Suggested Materials: White Stonehenge paper, H, 4B, and General's Layout graphite pencils, kneaded and vinyl erasers, and a ruler.

Video Length: 12:30



Module 11 - Texture Study 3 Part 2
Texture Study 3 Part 2

The Guide to Graphite Module 11 EbookDescription: How to create the illusion of texture in a graphite drawing and the factors that most contribute to success. A highly reflective surface that features a variety of textures is explored. The third of three subjects is explored in this module. (Part 2)

Suggested Materials: White Stonehenge paper, H, 4B, and General's Layout graphite pencils, kneaded and vinyl erasers, and a ruler.

Video Length: 12:21



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