A Sketching Career

A sketching is a type of drawing that is done freehand. It is a technique used to make initial representations of final designs or drawings. However, in some cases, artists make final pieces by sketching.

Many sketches are made with graphite sticks and pencils, with varying degrees of hardiness. Softer graphite leaves darker lines and marks, which smudge well. Harder graphite, on the other hand, leaves lighter lines, and it doesn’t smudge well. Softer graphite is best for creating depth and shadings in drawings. Charcoals, pastels and coloured pencils can also be used to make sketches. Markers or ink pens are also used by some artists.

Normally, sketch artists also use other tools as well. To create great sketches, artists need quality drawing papers. In addition, since mistakes are inevitable, many sketch artists invest in erasers as well. Artists also use special lacquer spray to prevent drawings from smudging.

Sketch artists create drawings for many purposes. For example, some artists might make portraits for viewing pleasure of other people. In some cases, sketch artists may create pictures modelled from live scenes and subjects. Drawings can also be made by studying photographs or drawing a person or scene from memory.

Some sketch artists use their talents to help police officers or law enforcement professional to make composite sketches of crime suspects. Often known as forensic artists, these artists usually create accurate and realistic portraits from witness’s memory. The resulting sketches are used in newspaper, television, and posters in hopes that people might identify the suspect and contact police officers.

References

http://www.theartcareerproject.com/sketching/730/

http://study.com/articles/Sketch_Artist_How_to_Become_a_Professional_Sketch_Artist.html

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