10 sketching tips to help you make your first marks

Leading artists share their sketching tips to help you get started, then take things further.

Sketching tips
If a lack of sketching tips are holding you back from beginning your sketching journey, then we’ve got you covered. We’ve asked experienced artists to share their best sketching advice to help you get going with confidence.

On the current page, there are tips for how to get started. But if you are already one step ahead you can jump to page 2 to find ways you can build on your existing skill set. Whether you want technical pointers or techniques for getting inspired, there will be something to help you.

So, do you have your pencils ready? If you need some help with choosing which ones you should buy, see our post on the best pencils – and get ready to learn all you need to know about sketching.

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