Things to Know Before Sketching

Want to be An Artist ??

But Don’t Know Where to Start?

You Came to the Right Place. Here You will get all the knowledge you require to give your Talent a proper Shape. We will give you details about every thing you which is must for you to know.Today we will start with knowing the tools of Trade. So here is the list of most basic sketching tools.


When it comes to art, not all erasers are created equal. You have heard about different types of erasers. Well, these are made up of different types of materials. Lets have a look

Pink Pearl:

pink_pearl@7tintYou are familiar with this kind of eraser. These are found at the end of every pencil. But in art world you can recognize the name “Pink Pearl” which is wedge in shape. This eraser removes graphite pencil on paper by shedding itself as it lifts the pencil marks. If using over aggressive, these could tear your paper but normal use, this does not happen.

Gum Eraser:

These rubbers are much softer than what we consider as a typical eraser. When used, it tends to crumble but don’t worry, this is supposed to happen. The crumbs actually help absorbing the graphite. The great thing about this eraser is that they do not tear your page.

Kneaded Eraser:


You may find yourself playing with this one. That’s because it’s soft, flexible and can be easily formed into different shapes. The flexibility of this eraser is famous among the artists because it can be formed into a point form for detailed areas or into a sword type to form a line through your drawing. If you are working with charcoal, a kneaded eraser is a must.

Vinyl Eraser:



These are softer and erase cleaner than standard eraser. This was because the removed graphite did not remain on eraser as much as rubber erasers, but was absorbs onto the discarded vinyl scraps. They are less likely to damage paper. They often come in white.

Electric Eraser:

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It has a replaceable cylinder of eraser material. The speed of rotation allowed less pressure to be used, which minimized paper damage.

Blending Stumps :

Blending stumps are essential for the artist wanting to smudge or move material around on the surface. A blending stump allows the artist to create gradations in value without introducing the oils of the finger (through finger smudging) which can make a drawing look dirty or uncontrolled. Blending stumps also allow the artist to create gradations and smooth applications of value in areas of detail that may be hard to get to otherwise.

Graphite Tools:


You have seen much kind of pencils such as H, B, HB and many more. But the way these work is if it is H then it is harder pencil. The higher the number of H the harder the pencil the lighter they mark. HB is your all around pencil. Then your B pencil which is very soft. The higher the no. of B the softer the pencil the darker they mark.
You can use your pencil in slant to cover more area.

Graphite Sticks:


They come in bar like shape. They cover the larger area. You get these in essential Grades. The medium graphite is just like your HB pencil. The harder graphite is just like your 2H pencil. And the last one, the softer, the wider is just like 6B pencil.


Compress Charcoal:

compress charcoal@7tintthey are pushed for hundred Pascal per square of pressure, so they are much darker than others. Intensity of shade is defined by hardiness.

Vine Charcoal:

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Your vine charcoal basically looks like thin stick. It has really nice light mark with wine charcoal. They are really great for high detailing. You get the wine charcoal with different thickness and with different hardness in Hard, Medium and Soft. So, vine charcoal is really much great for those high marks.

Charcoal Pencil:

These compressed charcoals inside wood just like a pencil. They are of different type Hard (Light), Medium and you have Soft (Dark) as well. They are really great for doing fine detailing.

Sketching 101 over guys
Now go and pour your heart out on your drawing sheet……

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