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What You'll Need
To get started drawing all you really need is a pencil and some paper, but there are some other tools that can be helpful as you learn:
A Good Eraser. Make sure you have an eraser that won't leave smudges all over when you try to fix a mistake. Check out this guide from Jet Pens to know what to look for.
Art Pencils. A standard mechanical or number 2 pencil can work just fine, but if you want to take your drawings to the next level art pencils can create more variation in your shading. Check out this article on pencils for beginners and professionals to learn more.
Ink Pens. There are many types of pens out there that can give your drawing different looks, but all will give some permanence to your drawing. For a run-down of some common pens, check out this article on best pens for drawing.
Acid Free Paper: Investing in some acid free paper will help your art last longer. Decide what paper will meet your needs with the help of this blogpost.