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A step-by-step guide to drawing pearls

By Rémy Rotenier

In our industry, pearls have always had their own place thanks to their uniqueness. Since they are organic, they can develop completely naturally or be cultured, which is when humans work with nature hand-in-hand to make the miracle happen. Drawing them is not that difficult, you just have to know the “recipe.” Here are some easy steps to follow to render their luster and shine.

For this project, you’ll need a 0.3 mm mechanical pencil with HB lead, a #2 blending paper stump, a 2.3 mm round Tombow Mono eraser, a compass, and colored pencils in peach, light pink, bright green, light gray, and black.