Drawing Basics
Today we’ll be getting to the basic beginnings of
drawing. Beginning with discussing drawing media.
Media
Dry: Dry media, are media used to create art
which are dry. These include charcoal, oil and
chalk pastels, pencils, ...
Pencil types
Graphite PencilsThe lead in pencils isn’t
lead at all, they are
made from graphite.

The numbers assigned
to ...
Ebony Pencil

Ebony Pencils- Like normal graphite pencils are created
using a graphite mixture, however, instead of clay, ...
How to hold a pencil
Basic Tripod
Extended Tripod
Overhand
Underhand
Basic Tripod Grip
This a basic grip
probably how you
hold your pencil to
write.
What it’s used for:
drawing small details
...
Extended Tripod Grip
Similar to the basic
tripod grip, however this
grip is much higher on
the pencil.
Uses: similar to co...
Overhand Grip
Uses include:
Broad expressive
mark making
Using the side of your
pencil to create value

Should be used wit...
Underhand Grip
This grip is a rotated
tripod grip.
This is a very light
relaxed pencil grip.
This grip allows for
light ge...
Charcoal Pencil
Charcoal pencils, like
compressed and vine
charcoal are created
with carbon. These
pencils give a rich dee...
Drawing
Sketches and drawings have
been produced since
prehistoric times.
Early drawings exist today on
cave walls
The Hal...
Da Vinci
Da Vinci often use
drawings as a form of
planning before creating
an artwork.
For example this
drawing of a horse...
Rembrandt Van Rijn
Rembrandt is regarded
as one of the best portrait
artist of all times.
What technique did
Rembrandt use...
Edgar Degas
This is a figure drawing
showing a ballerina
created by Edgar Degas
Degas, was a 19th
century impressionist
pa...
Andy Warhol
Prior to becoming a
famous millionaire artist
Andy Warhol was a
graphic designer making
drawings for
advertise...
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Beginning drawing media and pencil holding

  1. 1. Drawing Basics Today we’ll be getting to the basic beginnings of drawing. Beginning with discussing drawing media.
  2. 2. Media Dry: Dry media, are media used to create art which are dry. These include charcoal, oil and chalk pastels, pencils, etc. Wet: Wet media used to create art are, Ink, marker and all different kinds of paint.
  3. 3. Pencil types Graphite PencilsThe lead in pencils isn’t lead at all, they are made from graphite. The numbers assigned to pencils are related to the amount of graphite in the pencil, the harder the pencil the more clay binder, the softer the more graphite.
  4. 4. Ebony Pencil Ebony Pencils- Like normal graphite pencils are created using a graphite mixture, however, instead of clay, ebony pencils use a mixture of graphite and carbon.
  5. 5. How to hold a pencil Basic Tripod Extended Tripod Overhand Underhand
  6. 6. Basic Tripod Grip This a basic grip probably how you hold your pencil to write. What it’s used for: drawing small details for example, the corners of the eyes.
  7. 7. Extended Tripod Grip Similar to the basic tripod grip, however this grip is much higher on the pencil. Uses: similar to control with the tripod grip, however you have typically less control using this grip. A pro to this is the ability to keep your hand from smudging your artwork.
  8. 8. Overhand Grip Uses include: Broad expressive mark making Using the side of your pencil to create value Should be used with whole arm movements.
  9. 9. Underhand Grip This grip is a rotated tripod grip. This is a very light relaxed pencil grip. This grip allows for light gestural sketching.
  10. 10. Charcoal Pencil Charcoal pencils, like compressed and vine charcoal are created with carbon. These pencils give a rich deep black, while being easier to control than other forms of charcoal.
  11. 11. Drawing Sketches and drawings have been produced since prehistoric times. Early drawings exist today on cave walls The Hall of Bulls are a collection of cave drawings which the bulls are the subject. These are in Lascaux, France. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t &rct=j&q=hall%20of%20bulls% 20tour&source=web&cd=1&cad =rja&ved=0CB8QFjAA&url=http %3A%2F%2Fwww.lascaux.cult ure.fr%2F&ei=1n1fULfDNZOC9 gSB4oH4Cg&usg=AFQjCNFXI zR-n4vRS9JINb7aznMD9MpcQ
  12. 12. Da Vinci Da Vinci often use drawings as a form of planning before creating an artwork. For example this drawing of a horse is a plan for the horse sculpture seen her.
  13. 13. Rembrandt Van Rijn Rembrandt is regarded as one of the best portrait artist of all times. What technique did Rembrandt use to add value to this portrait?
  14. 14. Edgar Degas This is a figure drawing showing a ballerina created by Edgar Degas Degas, was a 19th century impressionist painter, similar to Monet.
  15. 15. Andy Warhol Prior to becoming a famous millionaire artist Andy Warhol was a graphic designer making drawings for advertisements and fashion magazines.
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