Easy DIY Pencil Toppers. By @100directions. Kids are always so excited when buying new school supplies but they’ll be even more enthusiastic if you customize them a bit. Sadly, not all of us have time to craft a lot so these cute and easy pencil toppers would make a quick and easy project that would still bring your children a lot of joy! Another easy color pencil drawing for beginner artists is a candle. To get started, draw the main ring of your candle and the lip around the edge to form the base. Step 2: Add the Flame Draw light guidelines that can be erased later as you complete your pencil outline.
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I love finding easy pencil drawings that I can copy - and then I marvel at how clever I am, because I drew them!
I draw what I know I'm capable of producing and when I move on to more complex subjects, it amazes me that I can achieve a remote likeness! This obviously comes about because I continuously draw (which is the same as pratice) and it all works towards encouraging me to push boundaries.
A lot of my drawings don't work out but I remind myself that the next one will be an improvement on the last because that is the way it works. In the meantime, I keep copying simple drawings and loving every minute of it.
To begin, look for the type of easy pencil drawings like this lotus flower here - that is, ones with lots of white space inside and around them.
I think that the greatest benefit of this pastime is the basic tools that are needed to start.
All you need is a 2B pencil, an eraser and paper.
I use photocopy paper a lot because I find it easy to erase on that surface.
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I also have a cheap sketch pad that I carry around with me.
I don't worry so much about the quality of the paper, these easy pencil drawings are for my practice purposes only. An extra benefit is that I don't worry about ruining the book and wasting money.
My favorite is a mechanical pencil with a 2B lead. It saves me time because I don't have to sharpen it and lose concentration.
They work by clicking the end of the pencil which pushes the graphite lead through the tip. The graphite leads come in different sizes, it doesn't really matter which one you use at the start - I use .5mm.
I consistently use 2 erasers. One is a good brand and the other is a kneadable eraser - neither of these is expensive.
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I use the ordinary eraser to rub out large amounts of the drawing and I use the kneadable one to get at the finer parts without disturbing too much of the drawing.
The kneadable eraser is very soft and pliable. You can shape it into a fine point to get at finnicky bits. It doesn't leave a residue like the ordinary eraser, so it's cleaner to work with.
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Later on, you will use an eraser to create features in your artwork - it's a very handy little tool!
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I wrote more about drawing supplies and the different tools you can use.