You don't need many drawing supplies to get started, as it is one of the most inexpensive art mediums available.
Pencil, Eraser and Paper Are The Basic Drawing Tools Needed
HB graphite pencils have a medium soft lead and are overall good to begin with. When beginning, you won't need different densities of graphite pencils unless you are shading.
A good eraser is an extremely important part of your sketching supplies!
The very best eraser to have is the "kneaded" eraser shown. Kneaded erasers are used in art schools, and for good reason. They are versatile and get the job done.
No artist should be without one (or a few)!
There are a few reasons why this is a great tool to have for drawing.
The graphite can be sharpened in different ways and this allows for making lines from more subtle to bold.
Sharpening them with a sandpaper block allows you to make . . .
The sharpener shown can be purchased for the mechanical pencil and is most commonly used. You just place the pencil in the hole on the top and twist around. It works great!
With time, the mechanical pencil turns out to be cheaper than buying the ones housed in wood.
They sure are a lot nicer to use!
Well, it depends . . .
You will, if you plan on shading your drawings.
It can be helpful to have a variety of pencils, and even vine charcoal, to strengthen or lighten your shading.
Stumps and tortillons are also helpful for blending.
Creating art and crafts builds new neural pathways in your brain and is a great way to keep your noggin healthy. Keep creating for optimal brain health!