The illumination of the subject is also a key element in creating an artistic piece, and the interplay of light and shadow is a valuable method in the artist's toolbox. Q-tips produce very smooth shading and chances are, you already have them in your house. Tracing paper is used to experiment over a half-finished drawing, and to transfer a design from one sheet to another.

These are the other rubber based erasers with the chiseled ends used for decades in schoolrooms everywhere. Drawing is also regularly used in preparation for a painting, further obfuscating their distinction. Make it nice.

Lead and Silver Metallic lead, the poisonous one, has much of the same properties as graphite and slivers or rods of lead have been used for drawing since ancient times. Watercolor Palettes: Markers were not designed for the lasting needs of fine artists.