- artist pencils
- white and kneaded erasers
- pencil sharpener
- tracing paper
- mixed media paper
- tape (artist or scotch variety)
The very first step in the drawing process is to start by framing whatever it is you are drawing with a frame or border; This prevents your image from running off the page. It is customary to have a one-inch border all the way around your paper.
Before starting the actual piece, the amateur artist needs to know some basic principles: measuring and proportions.
A proportion is a measurement that is equivalent to another measurement, within its own scale.
For my demonstration, I drew a fashion illustration, adhering to anatomy of a fashion model.
On your tracing paper, start by drawing ten equal heads within your box.
Proportions are very important when it comes to models. For example, the length of the body is equal to ten heads, the width of the shoulders is 1 1/2 heads, and the torso is about 4 heads long.
Smooth Tone Shading
Smooth tone is a shading technique that creates a beautiful, even texture, and is arguably the best shading method when working with pencils.
To smooth tone, take your pencil, and make small circles all throughout the drawing.
Make sure to use a few different shades when smooth toning to create dimension, and evenly blend.