How to Draw a Pencil

In this step-by-step drawing tutorial, you will learn how to draw a pencil! This drawing guide will be easy and understandable even for beginners and kids.

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How to Draw a Pencil Step by Step

Welcome to this drawing tutorial where we will show you how to draw a pencil. As you can see in the example, we will be demonstrating a diagonally positioned pencil in this tutorial.

The history of pencils dates back to the distant past. The first record on pencils was found in the Italian town of Fabriano in 1565. They were made of clay and had a rectangular shape. However, over time, pencils began to be made of wood and the graphite lead was inserted inside.

Pencils are used for drawing, note-taking, sketching, and more. Depending on the hardness and softness of the graphite core, pencils can be used for different types of work. What type of pencil do you use for drawing?

There are three main types of pencils:

1. Soft pencils: HB, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 7B, 8B. They make darker marks on paper and are used for drawing and shading.

2. Medium pencils: F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H. They are used for thin lines, coloring, and contour drawings.

3. Hard pencils: 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H. They are used at the beginning of the work to apply basic outlines.

There are also colored pencils. Colored pencils come in many variations and shades. Regular colored pencils are used for coloring and adding color to the drawing. Do you prefer to color your drawings with colored pencils or markers?

Let’s get started with the process of drawing this essential tool for artists. Scroll down to see the instructions and start the drawing process!

Time needed: 25 minutes

How to Draw a Pencil

  1. Prepare the base.

    Start drawing your pencil with the basic shape of the pencil body.Pencil Drawing Tutorial

  2. Draw the ferrule.

    Using four curved lines, draw the metal pencil ferrule on top of the pencil. As you know, this metal band holds the eraser on top of the pencil.Pencil Drawings

  3. Form the pencil point.

    Detail the pencil point by adding a wooden collar part.Drawing of a Pencil

  4. Add texture.

    Detail the body of your pencil by adding edge lines.How to Draw a Pencil

  5. Color the pencil.

    Now it’s time to color your drawing of a pencil. Grab your coloring tools and color your drawing.Pencil Drawing

Using this drawing lesson, you learned how to draw a pencil. We hope this guide helped you master drawing this artist’s tool. We also suggest checking out other step-by-step drawing tutorials on our website. Likewise, we can offer you to draw a book, which is the same stationery item as pencils.

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