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 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



Module 12 - Landscape Drawing Part 1
Landscape Drawing Part 1

The Guide to Graphite Module 12 EbookDescription: A look at landscape drawing with graphite. How to create the illusion of space in a drawing using six different methods. Trees, rocks, and water are all included in this demonstration. (Part 1)

Suggested Materials: Charcoal paper, 2B graphite pencil, and a kneaded eraser.

Video Length: 13:26



Module 13 - Landscape Drawing Part 2
Landscape Drawing Part 2

The Guide to Graphite Module 13 EbookDescription: A look at landscape drawing with graphite. How to create the illusion of space in a drawing using six different methods. Trees, rocks, and water are all included in this demonstration. (Part 2)

Suggested Materials: Charcoal paper, 2B graphite pencil, and a kneaded eraser.

Video Length: 9:45



Module 14 - Portrait Drawing Part 1
Portrait Drawing Part 1

The Guide to Graphite Module 14 EbookDescription: A look at portrait drawing with graphite. Learn how to lay out a grid to ensure accuracy and apply a range of value to develop the form of the subject. (Part 1)

Suggested Materials: White Stonehenge paper, H graphite pencil, 2B graphite pencil, ruler, eraser pencil, and a kneaded eraser.

Video Length: 12:49



Module 15 - Portrait Drawing Part 2
Portrait Drawing Part 2

The Guide to Graphite Module 15 EbookDescription: A look at portrait drawing with graphite. Learn how to lay out a grid to ensure accuracy and apply a range of value to develop the form of the subject. (Part 2)

Suggested Materials: White Stonehenge paper, H graphite pencil, 2B graphite pencil, ruler, eraser pencil, and a kneaded eraser.

Video Length: 13:05



Module 16 - Powdered Graphite
Powdered Graphite

The Guide to Graphite Module 16 EbookDescription: Learn how to make and use powdered graphite in a drawing. Powdered graphite is used to create an underpainting and to soften the appearance of the drawing.

Suggested Materials: Bristol paper (smooth surface), H graphite pencil, 2B graphite pencil, powdered graphite, eraser pencil, kneaded eraser, vinyl eraser, and nylon brushes.

Video Length: 13:09



Module 17 - Water Soluble Graphite
Water Soluble Graphite

The Guide to Graphite Module 17 EbookDescription: Learn how to apply and activate water soluble graphite to create quick, loose sketches and value studies.

Suggested Materials: Cold press watercolor paper, H graphite pencil, assorted grades of water soluble graphite pencils, waterproof ink pen, nylon brush, and water.

Video Length: 8:33



Module 18 - Colored Graphite
Colored Graphite

The Guide to Graphite Module 18 EbookDescription: Learn how to apply and activate colored graphite to produce light and airy sketches.

Suggested Materials: Hot press watercolor paper, H graphite pencil, colored graphite pencils, nylon brush, and water.

Video Length: 16:35



Module 19 - Matting and Framing / Conclusion
Matting and Framing

Description: Learn how to mat and frame your graphite drawings using simple tools, a manufactured frame, and mat board.

Suggested Materials: Mat board, utility knife, meter stick or yard stick, graphite pencil, masking tape, frame and glass.

Video Length: 9:30



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