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Traditional Tutorial: Sketching Tips



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Tutorial: Portrait Painting

Artist: Tim Von Rueden (vonn)

In this tutorial I will show you how I take a look at sketching in a sketchbook and some tips I’ve learned along the way. While everyone has their own process on traditionally sketching with either pencils, pens, markers, paints, whatever it may be, it’s important that even though you may work primarily digitally to still work your traditional skills. They compliment one another and if you work at improving one, you will see a difference just from your visual eyes are more developed!

What tools am I using?

  1. I switch between three pencils depending on what the subject matter is: .7 (typically mechanical pencil) .5 and .3 mm pencils
  2. Standard sketchbook, honestly as long as the paper isn’t too thin, most sketchbooks will handle well.
  3. Kneaded Rubber Eraser (the one that looks like grey silly putty)
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Ch3rryMoonPie's avatar

With the onslaught of AI, it's made me want to get back into really doing traditional. At least for my main story which has nothing to with this account. 🤣 Just wish I had the means to fund pencils and markers and paints!

This was a great tutorial, thanks for sharing it! 💜