Damian Leszczyński. Trip to the imaginary world

Pencil is one of the most popular drawing tools and is a must-have tool for every artist. It is most often used to make sketches, auxiliary drawings or compositional studies. It is very rare for a pencil to be a final technique.

© Damian Leszczyński

© Damian Leszczyński

The pencil drawing technique is almost as complex as painting. Sharpened pencils (or pencils of varying degrees of graphite hardness) give you limited retouching options. Excessive corrections destroy the paper, leaving a visible mark. This technique also requires immense precision with the tool, as excessive graphite pressure impacts the structure of the paper, breaking the grain, and causing the stroke to appear less subtle.

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