First Blog Entry ( RoSe DrAwInG )

How to Draw Realistic Pencil Drawings

~Step 1:
Pick out a clear detailed photograph. Chose wisely, no blurry images. Your final drawing results will be very gratifying depending on the quality of the original photograph.

~Step 2: Draw an outline
with 2H pencil. Draw it lightly so that if you make a mistake you can erase easily.

~Step 3: This is the fun part. Now you really have to look at the photograph. For example, with a rose pedal, notice every vain on the rose. Notice every flaw of the rose, the more you notice the more realistic your drawing will be.
Start with the left corner of the page, so you do not smudge the graphite. You can also put a plain white paper on the section you are not using. When I do pencil portraits, I start with the pupal of the eye and work my way out.

~Work very slow; do not speed. Work an hour an inch, that is how you get the best results. Remember the more practice the better your drawings will get. Practice makes perfect, so practice practice and practice

This is the final drawing.
Good luck everyone.


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fite4truth said…
Thanks, I was wondering how you did that. How do you get it to look so velvety?
A Realpe said…
Fite4truth, I used 0.5 3b mechanical pencil,along with HB,2H,B graphite pencils, qtips, blending stumps, and anything that I can blend with. Hope this helps. :O)
Alan Hurley said…
That's a really good drawing Andrea!