Pencil drawing for beginners and experienced

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Nowadays, professional and amateur drawers use various pencil drawing techniques, that you can easily implement in your own drawings. Some pencil marks are more popular than others. Master these skills and you will obtain interesting shades in your artwork.
Hatching. Hatching is done by drawing parallel lines on your draw paper. The hatching lines must be different at start and end points to prevent hard edges from forming. Therefore you must vary the distance between the parallel lines to obtain lighter or darker areas.
Crosshatching.Crosshatching is similar to hatching as in we still draw the parallel lines but over them we will draw another set of parallel lines, at a different angle from the first set. For more drawing depth, feel free to add a third or a fourth set of lines and so on.

Building up layers requires more skill but its results are amazing because it involves different pencils with different graphite grades. You can master this technique with practice and good hand control. Take a look at some good tips for building up layers:
1.Start with simple light. You need a 2H pencil for this. Pick a certain space on your draw paper and gently, scribble from right to left over a couple of inches. Halfway across, loosen up the pressure on your pencil so that at the bottom end the shade is lighter than in the upper side.
2.Darker lead.Pick an HB pencil and repeat step 1, only this time you will use HB pencil over the 2H pencil's initial drawing. End your scribbles at the halfway point of the drawing.
3.Continue to darken. Take a 2B pencil, and repeat step 2, scribbling over the HB pencil drawing. When you finish you can see the obvious transition from dark to light.

This beeing said, start practicing these great pencil techniques, master them with patience and most important, have fun with it.
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