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Pencils only

Postby oldhippy » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:28 pm

Hello everyone, i am quite new to drawing and wanted to ask if some artists only ever draw with just pencils, i find this idea quite appealing and really like the look of pencil drawings.

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Re: Pencils only

Postby KenBrown » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:10 pm

I can't say that I've ever done a drawing using only pencils ... every one I've ever done also has required erasers. I never use blending or embossing tools but an eraser is always necessary for me.


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Re: Pencils only

Postby lmweil » Thu May 26, 2016 6:04 am

:D @ Ken. But yes, he is right. Pencils and maybe a kneadable eraser or blue tack is all you need! Oh, and a pencil sharpener and knife. hmmm, maybe some quality paper too? (now we are just messing with you).

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Re: Pencils only

Postby yogiadobe » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:00 pm

Hi Oldhippy,
I have only ever used pencils as a drawing medium. Even though in theory they can only draw a line, by using shading techniques, pencils can be quite versatile. I only use clutch pencils with 2mm leads 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 4B and very occasionally maybe a 6B. Just with these few lead grades a huge variety of tonal values can be achieved simply by applying greater or lesser pressure on to the paper. Layering also achieves darker values and if you want lighter values then as mentioned above the use of dabbing (not rubbing) with blue tac, would achieve this. Hope this helps. Finally, happy drawing, with just your pencils.
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