Sunday, 22 September 2013

Part 1: Pencil Sketching - Forest Barn

Here is sneak peek to my personal favorite - pencil sketching. I love to do pencil sketching more than anything else. So here are some basic tips and my drawing.

The standard writing pencil is graded HB. The used "B" stands for black and "H" stands for hard and successive Hs or Bs such as BB or BBB indicates successively softer leads and HH or HHH for successively harder ones.

A set of pencils ranging from a very hard, light marking pencil to a very soft pencil, black-marking pencil usually ranges from hardest to softest as shown :


I have done using these drawing pencils (2B, 3B, 4B, 6B, 8B) for shading and HB pencil to draw the outline of the sketch.

This is a simple sketch of a forest barn drawn by me.
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space
      between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” 

― Maya Angelou 
To preserve the pencil sketches for long you can generally use the fixatives available in the market like this one,

Or you can also use a home-made fixative, like this one- take a little bit of Fevicol gum and dissolve it completely in water to make a thin liquid base and using a regular paint brush apply it to the pencil sketch and allow it to dry. This technique will also help you to preserve your sketches for longer time.

This is one of the many pencil sketches drawn by me and more are yet to come.
Have you ever attempted your hand at pencil sketching? Keep watching this space for more of my pencil sketches and do let me know if u like it or not in the comments section below.


  1. nice wrk!try to use fully graphite pencils for better finishing....

    1. Thank you, Will try doing that too..