The Secrets to Drawing: Graphite
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A description and characteristics of the drawing medium, graphite. Concepts explored include graphite grades, characteristics, forms, and techniques.
Various graphite pencils, eraser, white drawing paper.
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Lesson 1: Introduction (5:03)Lesson 2: Line (14:25)Lesson 3: Shape (8:19)Lesson 4: Form (13:00)Lesson 5: Value (11:59)Lesson 6: Space (6:13)Lesson 7: One Point Perspective (12:58)Lesson 8: Two Point Perspective (12:13)Lesson 9: Three Point Perspective (10:27)Lesson 10: Basic Drawing Techniques (15:03)Lesson 11: Drawing From Life (9:01)Lesson 12: Drawing From Photos (15:25)Lesson 13: Composition (12:20)Lesson 14: Graphite (9:00)Lesson 15: Charcoal (10:32)Lesson 16: Ink (9:00)Lesson 17: Color (14:28)Lesson 18: Colored Pencils (11:56) Lesson 19: Oil Pastels (11:51)Lesson 20: Soft Pastels (11:21)Lesson 21: Facial Proportions (13:56)Lesson 22: The Eye (14:05)Lesson 23: The Nose and Mouth (12:24)Lesson 24: The Ear (4:51)Lesson 25: Hair (14:02)Lesson 26: Figure Drawing (20:00)Lesson 27: Foreshortening (12:54)Lesson 28: Conclusion (2:58)
Thank you for this interesting course, what’s the name or mark of the pincel eraser?
Hi Chantal, I call it an “Erasil”, but it’s more commonly referred to as simply an “eraser pencil”.
Thank you, I discovered another fantastic eraser to make details: The Tombow mono Zero. It comes from Japan, but we can bye it on-line. Do you know it?
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I really liked it except I don’t have all that graphite But its a great video!
Hi Benjamin, You definitely do not need all of that graphite!
Great video. Looking for all the different tools now, probably will be somewhat pricey. Do you use one of those electric erasers for making white whiskers? I’ve seen others use one and it looks interesting but wondered what your experience with it might be.
Hi Mindy, I have used an electric eraser before, but you have to be careful. They can tear and damage the paper easily. I don’t make it a habit of using one these days. I prefer using an eraser pencil, that can be sharpened like a pencil, but won’t tear the paper as easily.
I’ll never describe a pencil as ‘lead’ again. 🙂
Where can I find the pencil holder with the graphite refills? Looked in local arts and craft store but only had pastel pencil.
Melba, I just saw your comment here about pencil holder. I guess you are looking for either “clutch” pencils or mechanical pencils. Clutch pencils hold graphite refills 2mm in diameter. Mechanical pencils hold refills of 0.05mm or 0.07mm. I use both but mostly the clutch as they are closer in size to a wooden pencils. I got mine at Dick Blick (they are online too). I got some of the mechanical pencils on Amazon but any office stores would have them. You can find refills in different softness. Hope that helped.
I have some woodless graphite pencils, what is the difference between those and the wooden ones please.
Quality will vary between brands. The brand is really the most important factor. Woodless graphite pencils or sticks are simply the graphite material without the wooden encasement.
Thank you Matt. I am looking forward to improving with your instruction.
I think I’d like to start using lead holders because of the convenience of carrying them around instead of a tin or box of regular wooden graphite pencils. I also wonder if they would be easier to use for shading than having to use an exacto-type knife to whittle the lead away from the wood to get the wider lines to cover larger areas needing shading. Do you use lead holders and, if so, do you have favorite brands? I’m retired on pensions and don’t want to waste money by buying totally in the dark. Thank you in advance.
I’d love to make a suggestion, but I don’t use the lead holders. Perhaps someone else coming across this comment can help you out.
I’ve got some Eagle Turquoise lead holders that I’ve had since high school (1975), and they’re still going strong. I recently bought some replacement leads, and saw that Turquoise was now under the Prismacolor label, so I’m not sure if they still sell lead holders or not.
I recently bought an Alvin Tech-Matic Deluxe MF6. It’s a fine lead holder, but considerably heavier than the Turquoise ones due to its all-metal construction. This bothered me at first, but now I hardly notice.
On a related subject, I was looking at the F pencil’s placement in the hardness scale. I have a box of 2mm leads left over from my drafting days in addition to my HB ones.
Can F and HB leads be used interchangeably, or are there enough differences to treat them uniquely?
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Really enjoying the entire series, learning a lot! Clear, easy to understand and review instructions with Ebooks. I have a quick question, what is the name of the rather hefty blending stump that looks like a pencil? Would like to know where can I purchase it?
It’s just a larger blending stump. If you can’t find one at your local art store, you can order one from amazon by searching for “large blending stump”.
I’m trying to draw a mandarin with graphite. It always ends up looking like a small, round apple. How do you get the dimpled effect on the mandarin skin? Do you have any videos you could refer me to whereby you have drawn a mandarin with graphite? Thanks.
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