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Everyone has to start at the beginning which is drawing basics.

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SHADING
Whether you have talent or not, you can learn drawing basics.

Talent helps, but just getting in there and doing it will always gets the job done every time. I also play guitar as well as teach guitar. I can tell you that I would always rather teach someone with mediocre talent and plenty of want-to than that person that has the most natural ability in the world. Want-to will always out perform ability on any day!

So just take your time and try out the examples below and you’ll see what I mean.

When you’re learning to draw, one of the very first basic drawing techniques you will learn is shading.

There is another technique that is used along with shading. It is blending. The two techniques go hand in hand. Our first example deals with shading. Why? You blend the shaded areas, that's why. We have to have some graphite on the page! So let's get started with our first lesson.

Smooth shading is critical with basic drawing. Try this example and practice until it looks right.

Go to SHADING TECHNIQUES
An example of basic pencil drawing shading techniques.
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BLENDING
We all want to learn how to draw. I know you’re in a hurry (I know I was!), but there are a few things you have to learn about drawing basics.


You've got to blend in sometimes!


Sorry for the pun!

Drawing techniques can be developed, and shading can be learned. But if you want that 3d quality to your drawing, then it’s blending we got to do.

So blend away!

Go to BLENDING TECHNIQUES
An example of basic pencil drawing shading techniques.
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Time to draw a ball!

Have you shaded?
Did you blend it? Great!

Then let’s draw a ball.

You may have performed this exercise from the homepage, but let’s do it again. When you want to learn drawing, the ball is a very important form to learn.

Give it a try now!

Go to BALL DRAWING
How to draw a 3D shaded ball using blending techniques.
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Let's give the EGG a try!

Boy! You’re on your way now!

What you’ve learned so far is very important but here are a few more examples to practice while you’re trying to learn draw.

Go to EGG DRAWING
Drawing the EGG.
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Draw a CYLINDER

Go to CYLINDER DRAWING
Drawing the CYLINDER.
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Even draw a CONE

You know you want to!

Go to CONE DRAWING

Would you like a different view of learning your pencil work?

Here's a site with a little different take on learning to draw. Take a look!

Drawing the CONE.
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Draw a Gridded Rabbit

Go to Gridded Rabbit
Using a grid.


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