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Basic Graphite Realism Tutorial by PMucks Basic Graphite Realism Tutorial by PMucks
Mainly for beginners, but contains tips and tricks that can also benefit more advanced artists.

Contains detailed information on:

Materials
Choosing a reference photo
Creating an initial sketch
The grid method
Shading
Finishing touches
Protecting and presenting your art

UPDATE: In the tutorial I recommended getting a good brand of pencils and I specifically named Derwent pencils. I no longer recommend Derwent. I now use Staedtler Mars Lumograph pencils. I also said using a scanner is ideal. I take that back. Scanners (at least mine) make the drawing look harsh and grainy. The part about taking a photo in bright sunshine, I meant to say take the photo on a sunny day, but don't let the sun hit the drawing directly. You can also take the picture indoors if you have a very bright room. Also, I no longer use a grid, but I still think it's a good way to get the proportions right.
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ElektraStarstorm Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
I never would've thought of using the kneaded eraser for highlights. :D This is really helpful.
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keight Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Thanks for the information.
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PMucks Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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El-Ste Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Great tutorial!
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PMucks Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, and thank you! :)
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MSzilvi95 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really helpful and detailed tutorial! :D Thank you!
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PMucks Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! I'm glad you found it helpful. :)
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KirstenRowe Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a whole lot of help in a small space.  Thank you!
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PMucks Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! Glad I could help. :)
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KayNyman Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We use almost identical materials! I do prefer the Vellum Bristol board however. :) Love to see other artists process - thanks for sharing!
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