Rose Complete

Steps to 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

I completed the drawing. Finally! It took me almost one year to finish the drawing. I started in October 2009. I put it aside for a couple of months, but I finally finished .
Good luck everyone.