How to learn sketch – what are the sketch tools?

There are many kinds of tools for sketch, such as stone pen, charcoal pen, iron pen, chalk, brush, pencil and pen, etc. There are also drills and diamonds for drawing.

Different tools are related to the nature and composition of sketch. Tools can also affect the mood and skills of painters.

The choice of tools depends on the artistic effect the artist wants to achieve.

It is generally believed that a dry pen is suitable for clear lines and a fountain pen is suitable for expressing plane; a fine brush can be wielded with a brush, while a broad field can be outlined with a pencil or chalk.

Charcoal pens are both useful.

In terms of the size of the work, large-scale sketches are suitable to be painted with charcoal, which can be studied and analyzed in detail for a long time.

As for pencils, they are suitable for smaller sizes. There are few large pencil drawings, while pen drawings are smaller, and they are often used more in illustrations.

The monochrome expression of sketch makes tools very arbitrary, and it can often use several tools to create a variety of picture effects, so it is a vast world.

(1) Pencils:

Pencil is the most simple and convenient tool. Beginners’sketch usually starts with pencil. The main reason is that pencil can be very precise and definite in line shape, can be modified at will, and can be more thorough and meticulous in detail, which is due to rigorous body requirements and in-depth repeated research.

At the same time, there are many kinds of pencils, hard and soft, deep and shallow, more complete, can draw more tones, the color of pencils is easy to show many silver-gray levels in the tone, for gypsum and other basic training homework effect is better, beginners are easier to grasp, therefore, it is more suitable for basic training at the beginning of the application.

The existing domestic pencils can be divided into two types, with HB as the boundary, the change to softness and darkness is B to 6B. In order to meet the needs of painting, there are 7B-8B, which we call painting pencils.

HB has developed to hard H to 6H, most of which are used in precision design and other professional applications.

As there are many kinds of pencils, pencils can well display rich tones of light and shade.

(2) Charcoal pen:

Carbon pens are not brittle or hard, carbon bars are better burned through, soft and black, and carbon refined bars are called top grade with soft and no sand.

(3) Pens:

Include all water-type pens with hard tips. Use daily pen painting can also be done, generally do a little processing, the pen tip with small pliers to bend about 30 degrees, so that its forward writing is fine and fluent, reverse writing coarse and fine control freely.

(4) Paper:

White, thick and clean paper with paper markings. Pencil drawing paper should not be too thick, charcoal drawing paper surface can not be too smooth, while pen drawing paper should be more smooth, but also have a certain degree of water absorption.

(5) Sketchpad:

Smooth and seamless splint is the best. If standing face painting, also have a easel.

(6) Rubber:

Flat and soft square rubber is preferable.

(7) Tools:

Tools such as pencil sharpeners, thumbtacks, wipes, etc. are available.

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