Asked • 03/15/19

Which kind of pencils should be used by a beginner for drawing?

I am curious what people would consider a basic / standard pencil type to have in their toolbox for pencil sketching.There are a ton of variants I see with different hardness/softness etc and I don't plan to do anything advanced just want to sketch things out but I feel like while a regular pencil is just fine maybe there is a common type that may be more appropriate to learn with.If your answer is 'use a regular pencil until you feel it's holding you back' that's fine too, just looking for a little guidance.Trying to understand how to see things differently (mainly perspective) as coming from a technical and CAD background everything I try to sketch comes out reflecting that.Edit:If it makes a difference I am used to drawing lines firmly on paper. So based on my understanding a harder pencil may be more appropriate? Or maybe a softer one to teach myself to not try and stab the paper?

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H. P. answered • 03/15/19

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