Drawing Together Episode 12: This is Pearfect!

Drawing Together Episode 12: This is Pearfect!

this episode is Part of the Drawing Together live video series – learn more here

Today, I draw a pair of pears using graphite. If all you have is a regular yellow school pencil, you’ll do just fine. This one will be all about subtlety and maximizing the silver-like quality of graphite. Set up your own still life, or follow along using this reference image: https://bit.ly/2XqnLqr

Today, I’m working with:

  • White Sketch Paper (Hahnemuhle “Skizze 190”)
  • Graphite Pencil (HB, 4B)
  • Carbon Pencil (in case we need something darker)
  • Kneaded and Rubber Erasers

In this session, we’ll cover:

  • How to draw in graphite
  • Shading techniques
  • Creating texture
  • Linework
  • Subtle value control


Upload a picture of your drawing in the comments below.

Join the Conversation!

Become a member today!

Choose an option below to join now.


Join Now


Free Gift Included


Join Now


  • Stream over 850 videos anytime, anywhere.
  • Enjoy exclusive events with live discussions from today’s top artists!
  • Get access to the Artists Magazine archives and save 30% on additional magazines.

View All Benefits

*Membership cannot be purchased with Gift Cards.