So I have my pencil pointing to the right.
I like creating. Art, Architecture, Cartoons, Whatever, real people, abstract art, geometric line work or perspectives.
I find that having taken several art and architecture classes has given me a great advantage in design. I have a basic desire to create images that are totally unique but yet somewhat real looking.
If you want to do drawings there are several programs that help but basically if you start out with a ruler, a few plastic circle templates, triangles and a compass and plenty of paper and pencils with a nice sharpener handy and a good eraser, you can do so much.
Sometimes I like to just take tracing paper and follow the lines around people and landscapes and then place the tracing paper on another larger white poster or paper and I enjoy just seeing how the lines carry the shapes and textures on paper as a transformation from an ordinary picture to what more or less resembles a lithograph or print.
One of my architecture and art instructors at Jr. college told us that he often traced pictures and in so doing learned much about proportion and specific lines of people, buildings, trees and other objects that he then could adapt to using when doing free hand drawings and copying from life.
It's all good. The no. 2 pencil is the main drawing instrument of most of my earlier drawings.
One of them is below from my collection of art:
Old Man by A. P. Davis
I was about 11 years old when I drew this picture. It was copied from a magazine.
Image Credit » pencil facing right by A. P. Davis