Pencil Drawing Gallery
Below is a gallery of selected pencil drawings that I drew, and some fun facts.
Big Cats Drawings
Cheetah is the fastest land animal.
Tiger is the largest cat species.
Good to know:
If you want to learn how to draw in a realistic style, visit my guide for drawing realism. It focuses on the 4 important fundamentals you should know, and includes MANY examples.
Figurative Pencil Drawings
A figurative drawing, describes an art borrowed or derived from objects that exist in reality, and therefore it will be descriptive or representative art.
Figurative drawing includes portraits, animals, landscapes and still life drawings.
In this example, I drew from observation:
The next example is drawing from imagination:
For learning to draw from imagination, visit my guide on drawing from imagination.
The rubber sole of sneakers shoes allow them to be stealthy, i.e. to sneak.
Animal Kingdom Drawings
Arctic fox has a thick fur that provides the best insulation of any mammal.
The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal, with a diving speed of over 320 km/h (200 mph).
Pigeons have an extraordinary (and mysterious) ability to find their way home.
The pigeon is herbivorous, monogamous and intelligent.
Blue whale is the largest known animal ever existed on Earth!
It is one of the loudest animals in nature, producing about 185 decibels. By comparison, a jet engine produces about 135 decibels.
If you like drawing the animal kingdom, you might like my guide for drawing insects.
A Little about Drawing Pencils
The pencil was invented in the middle of the 16th century after finding graphite reservoirs in England.
The Italians thought of the idea of circling the graphite bar with wood, and the Germans were the first to mass-produced pencils from the mid-17th century.
Faber-Castell is the world's largest pencil manufacturer and one of the oldest.
Depending on its size, one tree can produce about 300,000 pencils.
Pencils can write in zero gravity, upside down, and even underwater!
Where to Go Next?
For a list of equipment I use for drawing, visit my recommended drawing materials.
To understand depth, learn how to draw the illusion of depth (15 proven ways with examples).
If you struggle with drawing textures, read my realistic texture drawing guide.