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5 must-know Sketching tips for Beginners

Drawing is an art as you all know, and it can be mastered easily. However, drawing has always been a part of our lives. Right from schooling we have had drawing classes, assignments, project works, and record submission- drawing was a part of every single thing. It was never easy to draw, and that was probably the worst part of going to school for some. But today we terribly miss those days. So if you are still a student and drawing is a part of your everyday life, then here some tips designed for beginners. Practice this earnestly, and you are sure to become an artist one day.

5 must-know Sketching tips for Beginners

Sketching tips for beginners:

Here are some of the simple tips that will help all beginners to become professionals at the earliest.

Avoid Smudging:

One of the major problems that most beginners suffer from is smudging when they are creating pencils sketches and diagrams. This will spoil the whole art in case precautionary measures are not taken. So the first thing that you have to take care in a pencil sketching is to prevent smudging. Take a piece of paper and cover the completed when you move through the diagram. This will prevent smudging resulting in a clean presentation.

Take control:

Fear is not a part of any art. In case if you are fearful of what you are doing you will never be able to master the art of drawing. So take control and learn the art fearlessly. Learn new things every day, and this will hone your drawing skills. Over a period you will learn to do things reflexively, all most all images and steps will become a part of your muscle memory. All it takes is a lit bit of practice and hard work.


Most people find it hard to draw intricate art as in eyes, nose and other such detailing. In case if that is your trouble as well, then we have a solution. The next time you wish to express something in a pictorial representation, try a silhouette. It works better. However, not in all cases, because sometimes, the silhouette may mean nothing more than a botch. So making silhouette will also demand certain skills.

Get a mirror image:

I am not an artist myself, but this one tip is taken from a professional’s desk, and trust us it will work for sure. This is an extension of the above point. You are interested in detailing your art as much as possible, and you are good at it as well. But when you are trying to make it perfect there is one easy hack. Get the mirror image of the picture that you are trying to imitate and look at the details now, and you will be able to spot your mistakes easily.

Get your block out of the way:

This need not be a problem for veteran artists alone. Even as a budding artist you encounter artist’s block. In case you are caught in between, and you have no idea how to go about further, try this tip. Switch your hands, start drawing in left hand if you are a right-hander, or left hand if you are otherwise. This strongly diverts your concentrations and brings your focus back.

Top 7 Best Pencil Artists in the World

Pencil artists are some of the greatest beings and rarely found talents of the world. Here are some of the best pencil artists of the world. They are in no particular order, see if any of your favourite artists form a part of this list.

Top 7 Best Pencil Artists in the World

The top 7 pencil artists in the world are as follows:

Paul Cadden:

Paul Caddenbelongs to Scotland, and he is the most famous hyperrealism artist in the world today. Paul Cadden believes that an artist cannot bring something to reality just because the image looks hyper-realistic or is in 3D, but artists for sure can create an illusion of something that is on the paper or the canvas is real. This is what Paul Cadden believes, and that is what reality is.

Dirk Dzimirsky:

Dirk Dzimirsky is also known for his hyper-realistic paintings. Dirk Dzimirsky is a very professional artist and goes largely with human portraits rather than objects or nature.  His paintings mostly refer to dark or sad things. They are sometimes disturbing and scary as well. Dirk Dzimirsky is a German artist and was born in the year 1969.

Kelvin Okafor:

Kelvin Okafor is a British artist, but his origin is said to be in Nigeria. He is a renowned pencil artist all around the world. He is also one of the best draughtsmen in the world today. Most of the works of Kelvin Okafor also fall under the hyperrealism genre. His way of doing things is also different when compared to the other artists of the world. He was born in the year 1982.


AdonnaKhare is a carbon-pencil artist. She is known for her larger than life-size pictures and is hails from Burbank, America. Most of the paintings are not only illusionary but also imaginary. She paints portraits but as they belong to a different world. She was born in the year 1980 and is well known all around the world for her photo-realistic artworks.

Marco Mazzoni:

Marco Mazzoni is an Italian artist and is one artist on the list who uses colours in his pencil sketch. Marco Mazzoni has great affiliation towards flowers and herbalists. All of his paintings depict women with flowers except a very few of them. Despite is taste being peculiar and quite narrow as well, but with the same concept, he can create a wide range of paintings. He was born in the year 1982.

Diego Fazio:

This self-taught Italian artist, Diego Fazio, is well-known for his refined technique and definitions in his artwork. His works are also hyper-realistic in nature. They are so real that it becomes quite hard to differentiate between the original and his work. Diego Fazio was born in the year 1989 and quite young for the popularity her has gained.

Ileana Hunter:

The minimalist drawings of Ileana Hunter have gone famous internationally. She is a Romanian artist, and she is also a hyperrealist artist. The intricate detailing in her work made her as one of the most famous artists in the world.

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-Diane Arbus-


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