Intro to Graphite Pencil Drawing

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Course Description

In this course, you will learn how to accurately draw from a simple reference photo using a range of graphite pencils, and I hope you will have fun doing it. It's meant to be lighthearted, but also with focus on precision in order to furnish you with a new set of tools for your toolbox

In order to take this course, you will need at least 2-4 graphite pencils in a range of values (lightness and darkness). I'll talk about how to find and select these in the "Materials" section of the course. Additionally, you'll need a flat surface to draw on, tape, an eraser, a pencil sharpener, an 8.5" x 11" or similar sized piece of drawing paper, a ruler to draw your 8" x 6" frame drawn on the paper, a high-quality printout of the reference image for this course, and a small square of white paper with a tiny hole cut in the middle (fold in half to cut out hole). Lastly you'll need an open mind and a positive attitude!

You will be carefully supported and guided through the entire process, from discussing which materials you will need and how to select them, to set-up, then onto accurate measuring in order to replicate the image realistically. From there we will walk through how to add value including shading and mark-making, in a way that allows for the entire image to be built up simultaneously, resulting in a cohesive, rich and beautifully finished drawing. When we are finished, you will walk away with a new set of skills you can use to create more beautiful drawings.

My hope is that you find the process and outcome as enriching as I do, and that it both ignites and feeds a spark of creativity for you. Enjoy and be merry!

Who this course is for:

  • Beginning artists or people who are new to realistic pencil drawing.
  • People who want more accuracy in their drawings.

Course content

5 sections • 20 lectures • 1h 37m total length

Expected Outcomes

  1. Recreate a simple landscape photo using graphite pencil. Use measuring techniques for drawing accuracy. Create textures and values with graphite pencils. Requirements No prior knowledge is needed to begin this course. Description In this course, you will learn how to accurately draw from a simple reference photo using a range of graphite pencils, and I hope you will have fun doing it. It's meant to be lighthearted, but also with focus on precision in order to furnish you with a new set of tools for your toolbox In order to take this course, you will need at least 2-4 graphite pencils in a range of values (lightness and darkness). I'll talk about how to find and select these in the "Materials" section of the course. Additionally, you'll need a flat surface to draw on, tape, an eraser, a pencil sharpener, an 8.5" x 11" or similar sized piece of drawing paper, a ruler to draw your 8" x 6" frame drawn on the paper, a high-quality printout of the reference image for this course, and a small square of white paper with a tiny hole cut in the middle (fold in half to cut out hole). Lastly you'll need an open mind and a positive attitude! You will be carefully supported and guided through the entire process, from discussing which materials you will need and how to select them, to set-up, then onto accurate measuring in order to replicate the image realistically. From there we will walk through how to add value including shading and mark-making, in a way that allows for the entire image to be built up simultaneously, resulting in a cohesive, rich and beautifully finished drawing. When we are finished, you will walk away with a new set of skills you can use to create more beautiful drawings. My hope is that you find the process and outcome as enriching as I do, and that it both ignites and feeds a spark of creativity for you. Enjoy and be merry! Who this course is for: Beginning artists or people who are new to realistic pencil drawing. People who want more accuracy in their drawings. Show more Show less Featured review Marius van Niekerk 346 courses 92 reviews Rating: 5.0 out of 5 a year ago This is a very good course for me who just started to develop my interest to start learning to draw. Diane is a very good tutor. She is so natural of spirit and she keeps your attention to your goal. She conveys all the basic principles to someone who is still at a beginner level. I would recommend this course for anyone who wants to discover drawing with graphite pencils. Show more Show less Course content 5 sections • 20 lectures • 1h 37m total length Expand all sections Introduction & Preparation 3 lectures • 5min Intro to Graphite Pencil Drawing Preview 00:34 Mindset Preview 00:53 Materials Preview 03:56 Composition 6 lectures • 29min Intro to Composition Preview 00:17 Getting Started Preview 00:48 Measuring 01:51 Background 05:03 Tree Outline 11:55 Fence Posts 08:54 Values 7 lectures • 58min Intro to Value Preview 00:14 Light Tones (2H Pencil) 12:24 Mid Tones - Layer 1 (HB Pencil) 10:45 Mid Tones - Layer 2 (4B Pencil) 08:52 Mid Tones - Layer 3: Textures (4B Pencil) 07:27 Dark Tones (9B Pencil) 10:10 Branch Details (9B Pencil) 08:22 Finishing 3 lectures • 5min Intro to Finishing Preview 00:24 Finishing Touches Preview 03:30 Applying Spray Fixative (Optional) Preview 00:47 Recap 1 lecture • 1min Recap 00:35 Instructor Diane Flick Artist and Art Teacher 4.4 Instructor Rating 357 Reviews 2,012 Students 10 Courses Diane Flick majored in art during college and went on to graduate school, receiving her M.A. in Humanities with a creative study emphasis in 2001. She has been making art her whole life and teaching art to children and adults since 2005. She loves to share this joy with folks who are interested in the same. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and friends, playing her ukulele, dancing, and wearing wigs while talking about herself in the third person. Though truth be told, she hasn’t actually tried that last bit about the third person self-talk yet. She conceived of it upon writing this and is now anxious to give it a go. 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  2. Use measuring techniques for drawing accuracy. Create textures and values with graphite pencils. Requirements No prior knowledge is needed to begin this course. Description In this course, you will learn how to accurately draw from a simple reference photo using a range of graphite pencils, and I hope you will have fun doing it. It's meant to be lighthearted, but also with focus on precision in order to furnish you with a new set of tools for your toolbox In order to take this course, you will need at least 2-4 graphite pencils in a range of values (lightness and darkness). I'll talk about how to find and select these in the "Materials" section of the course. Additionally, you'll need a flat surface to draw on, tape, an eraser, a pencil sharpener, an 8.5" x 11" or similar sized piece of drawing paper, a ruler to draw your 8" x 6" frame drawn on the paper, a high-quality printout of the reference image for this course, and a small square of white paper with a tiny hole cut in the middle (fold in half to cut out hole). Lastly you'll need an open mind and a positive attitude! You will be carefully supported and guided through the entire process, from discussing which materials you will need and how to select them, to set-up, then onto accurate measuring in order to replicate the image realistically. From there we will walk through how to add value including shading and mark-making, in a way that allows for the entire image to be built up simultaneously, resulting in a cohesive, rich and beautifully finished drawing. When we are finished, you will walk away with a new set of skills you can use to create more beautiful drawings. My hope is that you find the process and outcome as enriching as I do, and that it both ignites and feeds a spark of creativity for you. Enjoy and be merry! Who this course is for: Beginning artists or people who are new to realistic pencil drawing. People who want more accuracy in their drawings. Show more Show less Featured review Marius van Niekerk 346 courses 92 reviews Rating: 5.0 out of 5 a year ago This is a very good course for me who just started to develop my interest to start learning to draw. Diane is a very good tutor. She is so natural of spirit and she keeps your attention to your goal. She conveys all the basic principles to someone who is still at a beginner level. I would recommend this course for anyone who wants to discover drawing with graphite pencils. Show more Show less Course content 5 sections • 20 lectures • 1h 37m total length Expand all sections Introduction & Preparation 3 lectures • 5min Intro to Graphite Pencil Drawing Preview 00:34 Mindset Preview 00:53 Materials Preview 03:56 Composition 6 lectures • 29min Intro to Composition Preview 00:17 Getting Started Preview 00:48 Measuring 01:51 Background 05:03 Tree Outline 11:55 Fence Posts 08:54 Values 7 lectures • 58min Intro to Value Preview 00:14 Light Tones (2H Pencil) 12:24 Mid Tones - Layer 1 (HB Pencil) 10:45 Mid Tones - Layer 2 (4B Pencil) 08:52 Mid Tones - Layer 3: Textures (4B Pencil) 07:27 Dark Tones (9B Pencil) 10:10 Branch Details (9B Pencil) 08:22 Finishing 3 lectures • 5min Intro to Finishing Preview 00:24 Finishing Touches Preview 03:30 Applying Spray Fixative (Optional) Preview 00:47 Recap 1 lecture • 1min Recap 00:35 Instructor Diane Flick Artist and Art Teacher 4.4 Instructor Rating 357 Reviews 2,012 Students 10 Courses Diane Flick majored in art during college and went on to graduate school, receiving her M.A. in Humanities with a creative study emphasis in 2001. She has been making art her whole life and teaching art to children and adults since 2005. She loves to share this joy with folks who are interested in the same. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and friends, playing her ukulele, dancing, and wearing wigs while talking about herself in the third person. Though truth be told, she hasn’t actually tried that last bit about the third person self-talk yet. She conceived of it upon writing this and is now anxious to give it a go. 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  3. Create textures and values with graphite pencils. Requirements No prior knowledge is needed to begin this course. Description In this course, you will learn how to accurately draw from a simple reference photo using a range of graphite pencils, and I hope you will have fun doing it. It's meant to be lighthearted, but also with focus on precision in order to furnish you with a new set of tools for your toolbox In order to take this course, you will need at least 2-4 graphite pencils in a range of values (lightness and darkness). I'll talk about how to find and select these in the "Materials" section of the course. Additionally, you'll need a flat surface to draw on, tape, an eraser, a pencil sharpener, an 8.5" x 11" or similar sized piece of drawing paper, a ruler to draw your 8" x 6" frame drawn on the paper, a high-quality printout of the reference image for this course, and a small square of white paper with a tiny hole cut in the middle (fold in half to cut out hole). Lastly you'll need an open mind and a positive attitude! You will be carefully supported and guided through the entire process, from discussing which materials you will need and how to select them, to set-up, then onto accurate measuring in order to replicate the image realistically. From there we will walk through how to add value including shading and mark-making, in a way that allows for the entire image to be built up simultaneously, resulting in a cohesive, rich and beautifully finished drawing. When we are finished, you will walk away with a new set of skills you can use to create more beautiful drawings. My hope is that you find the process and outcome as enriching as I do, and that it both ignites and feeds a spark of creativity for you. Enjoy and be merry! Who this course is for: Beginning artists or people who are new to realistic pencil drawing. People who want more accuracy in their drawings. Show more Show less Featured review Marius van Niekerk 346 courses 92 reviews Rating: 5.0 out of 5 a year ago This is a very good course for me who just started to develop my interest to start learning to draw. Diane is a very good tutor. She is so natural of spirit and she keeps your attention to your goal. She conveys all the basic principles to someone who is still at a beginner level. I would recommend this course for anyone who wants to discover drawing with graphite pencils. Show more Show less Course content 5 sections • 20 lectures • 1h 37m total length Expand all sections Introduction & Preparation 3 lectures • 5min Intro to Graphite Pencil Drawing Preview 00:34 Mindset Preview 00:53 Materials Preview 03:56 Composition 6 lectures • 29min Intro to Composition Preview 00:17 Getting Started Preview 00:48 Measuring 01:51 Background 05:03 Tree Outline 11:55 Fence Posts 08:54 Values 7 lectures • 58min Intro to Value Preview 00:14 Light Tones (2H Pencil) 12:24 Mid Tones - Layer 1 (HB Pencil) 10:45 Mid Tones - Layer 2 (4B Pencil) 08:52 Mid Tones - Layer 3: Textures (4B Pencil) 07:27 Dark Tones (9B Pencil) 10:10 Branch Details (9B Pencil) 08:22 Finishing 3 lectures • 5min Intro to Finishing Preview 00:24 Finishing Touches Preview 03:30 Applying Spray Fixative (Optional) Preview 00:47 Recap 1 lecture • 1min Recap 00:35 Instructor Diane Flick Artist and Art Teacher 4.4 Instructor Rating 357 Reviews 2,012 Students 10 Courses Diane Flick majored in art during college and went on to graduate school, receiving her M.A. in Humanities with a creative study emphasis in 2001. She has been making art her whole life and teaching art to children and adults since 2005. She loves to share this joy with folks who are interested in the same. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and friends, playing her ukulele, dancing, and wearing wigs while talking about herself in the third person. Though truth be told, she hasn’t actually tried that last bit about the third person self-talk yet. She conceived of it upon writing this and is now anxious to give it a go. 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