Pencil Drawing Techniques – Jurita Art Tutorial

DRAWING BASICS / Pencil Drawing Techniques©

Contact artist for the course timeline:

Still life jug with apple, 2020, Jurita, pencil, A-4 format, academic drawing, perspective.

Who this course is for:

This drawing course is ideal for anyone who wishes to learn how to draw fast in 1 lesson all the fundamentals are covered here, the techniques you need to draw with confidence.

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Jurita AGSA, artist’s self-portrait,
2020, pencil and black ink, A-4 format

This course may NOT be suitable for someone already versed in traditional sketching skills, or someone who has an art degree.

These pencil drawing techniques from establish artist Jurita AGSA will help you take your drawing skills to the next level.

Have you ever wanted to learn to Draw? Maybe, you used to sketch a long time ago and now want to rebuild your skills? If you answered YES to any of these questions – join me to learn the foundation drawing skills needed to become a better painter!

Contact artist for the course timeline:

Your class project: Draw a drawing of a still life with a simple pencil.

What you’ll need: Drawing paper, Several simple pencils of varying degrees of softness, Eraser, Your pencil sharpener, Drawing board and masking tape.

What you’ll learn:

  • The best ways to hold your pencils.
  • Shading techniques
  • Blind contour drawing
  • How to sketch complicated object using simple shapes.
  • How to use sketching as a means of communication.
  • This course also contains practical exercises and demonstration lectures.


1 Project Description

1.1 The purpose of the lesson

1.2 Who is this course for

1.3 Materials

1.4 What will you learn

1.5 Course plan

1.6 Share your work

1.7 About the artist

2 pencil drawing techniques

2.1 Hand position: how best to hold pencils

2.2 Which pencil should I use for drawing?

2.3 Changing line thickness

2.4 Hatching technique

2.5 Do not stain the surface

2.6 Work from left to right

2.7 Drawings in the blind

2.8 Start with preparatory drawing

2.9 Rate the overall impact of your work

3 Using the right tools

3.1 How to sharpen pencils correctly

3.2 Customize your work

3.3 Explore different paper textures

3.4 Character transfer

3.5 Combine colors

3.6 Try combining pencils with watercolors

3.7 Use your own experience

3.8 Get out of your comfort zone

3.9 Use opposing concepts

4 Practical tasks

4.1 Questions, exercises and creative tasks

4.2 Drawing still life (pencil)

4.3 Drawing the drapery (pencil)

4.4 Drawing a jug (pencil)