An essential part of the creative process.
Pencil is a very versatile artistic medium. From quick caricatures in a sketchbook to polished landscape drawings, pencil has the potential to bring all kinds of creative ideas to life.
“I use a regular HB or No. 2 pencil to sketch things out roughly. Then I use a mechanical pencil to tighten up the details,” explains artist and illustrator Jung Hu Lee. With art supplies like gum erasers and blending stumps, you can create incredibly detailed, realistic, and imaginative drawings. “Blending can turn pencil into a whole other medium,” notes artist Violet Reed. “It’s fun to experiment with that.”
Don’t stop there. Once you’ve finished a pencil sketch, you can scan or digitize it. Turn your drawing into a polished logo design in Adobe Illustrator, or open your pencil sketch in Adobe Fresco and add onto it with custom brushes. With the pencil, pen, and watercolor brushes available, you can elevate your drawing from doodle to masterpiece — moving your sketch into the digital space allows you to edit and transform it in interesting ways.