Pencil Drawing Lessons

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25 Days to Better Drawings

Learn a new drawing concept and skill every day for 25 days. Each drawing concept taught includes a short drawing exercise (less than one hour) that reinforces the concept taught. (10.5 Hours | 24 eBooks)

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The Secrets to Drawing

The Secrets to Drawing is a comprehensive learning experience designed to guide absolute beginners and intermediate artists through the core foundations of drawing. (5 Hours | 26 eBooks)

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Realistic Pencil Drawing

Explore the foundations and techniques for creating wonderful realistic drawings with pencil in this logically-sequenced video course. (5 Hours | 5 eBooks)

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Portrait Drawing The Smart Way

"Portrait Drawing The Smart Way" is a complete video course on drawing portraits designed for beginner and intermediate artists. (4.5 Hours | 18 eBooks)

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Pencil Drawing - The Guide to Graphite

Take your pencil drawings to the next level. Learn how to master the medium of graphite in this comprehensive video course. (3.5 Hours | 18 eBooks)

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A Bit About Graphite

Graphite is the dark gray material that is found in most pencils.  Graphite is most commonly referred to as pencil or lead.  Graphite is a grayish material that is available in a variety of different grades. 

"HB" is most commonly called a #2 pencil and is found in the middle of  the grades.  Softer graphite pencils are named "B" pencils and range from "B" (soft) to "9B" (extremely soft).  "B" pencils generally make darker marks because of the softness of the graphite.  One downside to "B" pencils are that they become dull easily. "H" pencils are made of harder graphite and range from "H" (hard) to "9H" (hardest). 

"H" pencils make lighter marks but keep a sharp point for a longer period of time.  Graphite also comes in large chunks that are not in pencils.  This graphite is used for covering large areas of a surface quickly.

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*NOTE: The quality of the graphite pencil that you use for your drawings does affect the quality of the result. Check out the brands I recommend here.