- Quality Drawing Paper
- Set of Drawing Pencils
- Blending tool
- Gold Color Pencil
Step 1: Sketch a Basic Shape
Begin by sketching a basic shape, such as a circle or oval, using a light pencil. Draw it in the size you want to create your gold drawing.
Step 2: Add Texture
To create a gold texture, use your gold-colored pencil and lightly sketch crosshatches over the shape you drew in step one. Layer the texture to create depth and shine.
Step 3: Outline the Shape
Using a dark pencil, outline the shape you created in step one, making sure to keep your lines clean and well-defined.
Step 4: Add Shading
Using a blending tool, shade the areas of your gold drawing that you want to appear darker or more defined. Focus on shading around the edges of your shape to create a sense of depth and dimension.
Step 5: Add Light Reflection
Using your eraser, create light reflection areas where the gold would shine the most. Erase in a circular motion, creating a bright area within the surface of the drawing.
Step 6: Add Details
Add extras such as patterns, gems, or chain, to the gold drawing to add more value and interest.
Step 7: Create Highlights and Shadows
To create highlights and shadows, add layers of color pencil to darken areas, and blend using the blending tool for a more refined finish.
Step 8: Final Touches
Review your drawing and make minor adjustments. Finish your work by adding your signature.
Tips for Drawing Gold
- Use quality paper and pencils to achieve the best results in your drawing
- Draw using a single direction to create precise and clean lines
- Always draw texture first, then layer with darker pencils afterward
- Avoid applying an eraser on the gold texture. Use it only around the sides to create highlights.
Q: Can I use a marker instead of a pencil to draw gold on paper?
A: Yes, you can use a marker but pencils are the best. They allow you to create a range of tones that markers may lack.
Q: Should I use white paper or colored paper to draw gold?
A: White paper will be your better option. Colored paper may interfere with the appearance of your gold drawing.
Q: How can I draw the reflection of light on my gold drawing?
A: Use the eraser, lightly rub off the texture creating a bright reflective area.
Q: Can I use a gold leaf instead of a gold pencil for a drawing?
A: Yes, you can, but gold pencil is the best choice for a beginner, and gold leaf requires more experience to handle it.
Q: Why do I need to use a blending tool when drawing gold?
A: The blending tool aims to mix and fuse different shades and smoothens the drawing’s surface.
Q: Can I use an ink pen to draw gold on my drawing?
A: No, ink pens won’t give texture to your drawing but may give a gold appearance. However, using a gold pencil will help to develop your desired texture.
Drawing gold can be an exciting and challenging artistic experience. The process involves learning the intricacies of color, texture, and shading to create a realistic drawing. You will be amazed at the beauty you can create, allowing you to show off your skills and express your creativity. So, go ahead, start drawing, play with texture and enjoy the wonderful experience of creating remarkable gold art.