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How to Choose the Right Drawing Pencil and Paper Every Time

If you’ve ever ordered supplies, you’ve likely been overwhelmed by all of the available paper and pencil options. Who knew ordering your simplest supplies could be such a chore?

Here at AOE, we’re beyond thankful for all of our readers and love to make things easier for you. So today, we have two handy reference guides to make choosing pencils and paper a breeze. Next time you find yourself planning a portrait lesson or wanting a drawing paper that can also handle wet media, reach for these helpful handouts!

Choosing the Right Drawing Pencil

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Choosing the Right Drawing Paper

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Tracy Hare

Tracy Hare, a middle school art educator, is a former AOEU Writer. She strives to deepen students’ 21st-century skills by encouraging them to practice critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.

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