Monthly Archives: October 2017

Learn to layer with pencils: bonus video

This week I’d like to discuss how to create shading using layering. I’ve attached a link to a video that illustrates this better than I can explain it in words. Basically, you want to do exercises using three different grades of pencils and layer each grade with one, two and three layers. This will give […]


Graded Pencils — selecting what’s best for you

Beginners to drawing often are baffled by the numbers on the ends of drawing pencils, 4B, HB, 2H etc. Quickly anyone making a mark with them understands that some are lighter and some are darker. However, due to variations in manufacturing, the numbers do not always represent what shade of gray they might be. Too […]