You do not need any elegant or expensive equipment to learn how to draw.
All you need is a piece of clean paper to draw and a pencil or a pen …
White paper is ideal for drawing, but any light-colored paper can be used. The idea is to obtain a great contrast between the marks of drawing and paper … so choose carefully and take advantage of what is available.
When you learn to draw, there are many alternative drawing tools to choose from: pencils, ink pens, crayons, chalk and paints.
There is a wide range of different pencils to choose from … including graphite, carbon, water soluble, colored pencils and more.
There are different inks that you can use … Chinese ink, writing ink and acrylic inks.
There are so many alternatives in an art store to tempt you to buy. When you start learning to draw …
Avoid expensive and elegant drawing equipment. Familiarize yourself with a single drawing medium … use a pencil, ballpoint pen or basic brush
Do not try to draw like Leonardo Da’Vinci … stay away from complex studies, such as drawing figures and portraits. Avoid technical problems such as airplanes, trains and cars.
Use simple drawing tools … take a graphite pencil, a ballpoint pen or an ink pen and draw what you can, as many times as you can. Draw on any paper you can find.
Do not try to be smart and do not learn to draw … Keep it simple
Practice making different marks with your pencil … draw points, dashes and lines.
See how your pencil draws circles, arcs and curves.
Learn in the shade with scripts. Learn to draw freehand contours with lines, circles and curves. Allow the drawing to become natural for you … Scratch, scribble and run your pencil across the page as if it were an extension of your arm.
Use the drawing tools you have on hand and you will learn to draw … You will become an expert in drawing.