The Guide to Graphite – Sketching

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Description: A look at sketching with graphite. Sketching as a study, for form, and as a preliminary drawing is explored.

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

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The Guide to Graphite – Sketching — 11 Comments

  1. Hey Matt,I just thought I would check out the new course even though I started portrait drawing.
    I might actually dip in and of this for now and I went straight to this one because as you know I’ve struggled with sketching as in I can’t help but make it in more detail as if I was doing a finished drawing, in your blog I noticed that other beginner artists have the same issues so glad it wasn’t just me.
    I have finally started sketching. I know I’ll get there butbinstill have this desire to doing it perfect arrgghh
    It’s quite frustrating!!!!
    Cheers Matt t.c xx

  2. Oh also, I hope that maybe next or later you will do a charcoal course like this one.
    I’ve only so far done one drawing of charcoal and that was an Apple on secrets to drawing

  3. I’m yet to start a proper charcoal drawing !!
    I got a Strathmore charcoal pad which I’ve not used yet.
    I think for now I’ll look at your live lessons.
    I think you did a charcoal boots one so one night a couple of weeks ago, my daughter too her boots off and they looked great the way they just sat there, I photographed them and this will be my 1st charcoal drawing with a photo of mine. I hope the boots are still there.
    Also now I’ve mentioned I hope it’s still there, so do you eventually delete them at some point. I’m sure i remember some and now they not there.
    If you do delete at some point, would you consider putting some sort of like how long it will be available for.
    That would be a great help.
    So we can prioritise more.
    Thank you if you can Matt xxx

  4. Iam glad you included this module on sketching. I needed to understand better the difference between sketching and more refined work. And I am going to commit to sketching each day.

  5. I too would like to have a complete course in charcoal. I am particularly interested in charcoal portraits, using white charcoal also to push the values both ways. On toned paper. Because I really enjoy looking at drawings done this way and doing them. I already do some graphite portraits using white charcoal for highlights on toned paper. Love the effects.

    • Me too, they look great in toned paper especially Gray toned.
      Glad I’m not only one about sketching, like yourself I’ve started sketching more and also practicing things I need extra practice with 🙂 all the best with your artwork Mary x

  6. That 1st photo reference is gorgeous, I love that building, I guess it was taking where you from.
    I’ve never sketched a building well I’ve never drawn a building either. Start this module tomorrow

  7. I took both the Secrets To Drawing Course and Portrait Drawing The Smart Way. I was almost not going to take this course thinking it was just a review of things I already learned in the other two courses. Boy was I wrong!… And I am only finishing up this 7th module with many more to go until I complete this course! I am enjoying this course immensely and still learning new things.😄 Both Sketching and gesture drawing is hard for me too and am always embarrassed when someone wants to peek in my sketch books. Lately I have been trying Urban Sketching that captures “the moment or event”, but my sketches are just not that good.
    But I have decided to keep plugging away at it as you never know, I might just get one right someday! In the meantime, these courses are wonderful, providing some much needed instruction and skills.

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