Use your wand, and sketch away!
How this world came into being itself is a form of art, and people living in it are mere artists, each in their own way. And how we perceive the world creates a drawing pattern of our own. Sketching has been around long before humans started writing. According to a study, out of billions of people in the world, only a handful can be considered as the true masters of this art.
Are you one of them, or do you have what it takes to become one? It’s something you’ll have to find out.
There are many reasons for why one would sketch. Whether you want to blow some steam off, or you want inner-peace, sketching is the best way to express and let your emotions out. Different people use different techniques to sketch what they desire. Some keep it simple while some like to experiment new concepts by using ‘blending utensils’. For example, Edgar Degas was a realist who experimented with different methods in his sketches to showcase his mastery.
Do you want to know the secret of world’s greatest sketchers and artists?
Well, their art revolves around these four basic techniques:
- If you want texture in your sketches, ‘hatching’ and ‘cross-hatching’ can make your sketch look detailed.
- Similarly, ‘shading’ can separate your piece of art from an amateur drawing, as it can add depth to the subject.
- Talking about depth, ‘stippling’ can be used as an alternative to shading, invented by Giulio Campagnola, works well when you want an engraved effect.
Another element that’s key to stunning and eye-catching sketches is tool. You can either use a pen or a pencil, to go along with a pastel.
At Paper Clip, we have a wide range of supplies to make your sketch look spectacular. Our people can show you all kinds of tools to assist your sketching and drawing. So, stop by at our Paper Clip outlet and scavenge for your favorite wand.