Realistic Pencil Sketching [Online Live Workshop]

Realistic Pencil Sketching [Online Live Workshop]


February 6 | 3PM

Zoom Call

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About the Event

About the Artform

By the late 18th century, an ancestor of the modern pencil was constructed in the form of a rod of natural graphite fitted into a hollow cylinder of wood.

These excellent quality graphite pencils gained popularity by the 19th-century and were commonly used for academic purposes and sketching.

About the Workshop

In this two-day workshop, you will learn:

1. To use graphite effectively

2. To work in grey tones to create an illusion of an object.

3. To create light and shadows and understand the technique of blending in detail.

In this workshop, you will bag the skills to get realistic results with graphite.

This is a beginner friendly workshop. (Age: 12+)

Elements you will learn

Day 1

  • Basic introduction to Graphite pencils and their uses
  • Do's and Don'ts while using Graphite
  • Different shading techniques
  • Blending technique to achieve gradient effect
  • Techniques to achieve dark & light tones
  • Methods to reflect the play of light and shadow on objects
  • Downloadable practice sheets will be available to print prior to the workshop.

Day 2

  • Drawing symmetrical objects
  • Creating a realistic Bulb drawing
  • Downloadable reference sketch will be available prior to the workshop.

Material required

  • Graphite Pencils
  • White Charcoal Pencil
  • White Gel Pen
  • Blending Stumps
  • Cotton
  • Eraser
  • Scale
  • A5 Grey toned paper (Preferred)

Recommendations by the artists:

  •  Regular Sketch Pad would do if Grey paper is not handy
  • Recommend Gravel Grey toned sketch pad available on
  • If you are a beginner would recommend Faber Castle black matte series set of 6 pencils (2b, 3b, 4b, 5b, 6b & 8b)
  • Uni Ball Signo White gel pen works great
  • White colour pencil would work if white charcoal pencils are not handy

The scope of creativity

Further prospects and application of what you will be learning

Learning how to get varied tones in grey helps you easily achieve depth other mediums. It will also help you look at objects differently and understand the play light and placement of elements.

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