Drawing with Conte crayons

Drawing with Conte crayons

Conte crayons originate from France and are named by their inventor Nicolas Jacques Conte. They are similar to soft pastels but are a bit harder and contain more oil. Crayons are made from pressed chalk and graphite bind together with resin and oils. They come in the...
How To Use Graphite Sticks

How To Use Graphite Sticks

Pure graphite, the same graphite you can find in graphite pencils can also be purchased in the form of graphite sticks. Graphite sticks can be soft or hard and can be in the form of a round pencil or hexagonal stick which is used for covering large surfaces while...
How To Draw Landscapes Using Soft Pastels

How To Draw Landscapes Using Soft Pastels

Maybe the biggest challenge for any landscape artist is creating depth and impression of space on a flat piece of paper. The most effective mean in achieving the depth and sense of space on your drawing is the use of colour and tone in such a manner to create effects...
Cross Hatching Drawings

Cross Hatching Drawings

Hatching and cross hatching has been used for centuries as the means of achieving tone and texture while drawing with ink and pen. In hatching the lines go parallel on the paper while in cross hatching drawings lines cross in an angle creating a tone grid. Depending...
Scattered Paint-Drawing With Soft Pastels

Scattered Paint-Drawing With Soft Pastels

Expression “scattered paint” goes for drawings built with short moves adding layers of pure pigments which are not connected but allow the paper to be seen underneath. Observed from a certain distance those moves look like they are blending into the...
How To Draw With Pastel Pencils

How To Draw With Pastel Pencils

Pastels come in few different shapes and forms. They can be in a form of a drawing pencil in which case the pastel core is wrapped with a wooden barrel like an ordinary drawing pencil or they can be in the form of pastel sticks. Pastel pencils are much easier and...