Sketching with Pencils

Sketching with Pencils

By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

In this short beginner video, Painter Master Cher Pendarvis will show you how to sketch with pencils in Painter Essentials 5.

You will learn:

  • Where to find pencils, pens, and markers in the Painter Essentials interface
  • How to create custom palettes for an easy workflow
  • How to use the different pencil media types, like mechanical pencil, cover pencil, and oily variable pencil.

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