Welcome to Howtodrawblog.com the place to come to learn new skills and improve on the ones you already have.

This website is dedicated to helping beginners and those who’ve been drawing for years. Here are a few of the many things you can look forward to learning while here:

  • Basic pencil sketching techniques and tips
  • How to improve the skills you already have
  • The essential tools you’ll need to get started
  • Tips and tricks that will save you from making some big mistakes
  • How to continually improve your technique
  • And much more…

Reaching your full potential as an artist might at first seem like a long road to travel, but once you read through all the advice given in the impressive list of articles, before you know it you’ll be on your way to achieving your goals.

Becoming a well-rounded artist takes time and practice, and unless you are a natural born Picasso or da vinci you’ll have to spend many hours practicing. Don’t worry because I will lead you through all of the tips and tricks necessary to cut your learning curve down considerably and hopefully avoid any headaches.

Pencil Sketch Techniques

There are many different types of pencil sketching techniques that are taught which can be very confusing. So how do you know which ones to use? The main thing to remember is to start with the basics then as you feel comfortable with your basic sketching techniques, you should move forward into the more advanced techniques.

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This incredible free report that’s packed with valuable information will show you several important techniques to help you improve your skills.

This report includes:

– Choosing the right materials and tools
– The different lines and shading techniques
– How to use basic shapes to create drawings
– The importance of tones and values
– And much more…


There have been many studies showing that a person reaches a “professional” level after dedicating at least 10,000 hours to whatever he/she is trying to master. Now maybe you are not trying to reach that level, but instead, are drawing for the fun of it. That’s okay, but if you want to at least be good at it you should practice your pencil sketch techniques along with always trying to improve.

This website will not only provide basic pencil sketching techniques for beginners but will also provide pencil sketch tutorials, tips, and suggestions for advanced artists. For instance – here are some basic pencil sketch techniques that beginners (and sometimes people who’ve been drawing for years) struggle with:

When drawing a persons head a beginner typically has problems with getting the head proportion correct.

  • The facial features are not aligned correctly which makes them look distorted
  • Incorrect shading technique
  • Not using the correct pencil (too hard or soft)
  • Incorrect tones and values

These are just a few of the many things that the free report covers in detail with illustrations to help you correct these problems so you can improve your drawing techniques.

You can also use the many pencil sketching techniques that are available and taught on this website if you are wanting to draw portraits, figures, landscapes, cartoons or whatever you enjoy drawing. These techniques are the basis for many styles of drawing/sketching and are used as the foundation in which many artists develop their own styles.

Just remember to have fun and that it’s not about being technical or accurate but instead, being loose and expressing yourself. Try to create your own style and not copy another artist’s. Be yourself – have fun – mistakes can be erased.

So whenever your ready let’s get started on your journey to becoming a better artist…

To get started check out the articles on the right sidebar. You can also get the free report ‘The Essential Pencil Drawing Skills & Techniques Every Artist Needs To Know’ to help you with many of the basic and some advanced techniques. At the top navigation, you will find the Art Supplies tab where you can find the best deals on everything from pencils, paper, erasures and whatever else you’ll need.

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