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Pencils for artsy activities

- Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:44:47 EST yt2tS6SF No.51802
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Okay, so i'm getting into drawing with actual physical pencils instead of a tablet.
I go to a website, start browsing and am suddenly faced with a shitload of choices of pencils and markers.

This example here is drawn with your everyday pen stolen from an office.
I like how it feels.

What do you prefer/recommend?
B-a-r-t - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:07:20 EST QNK3VzwX No.51804 Reply

i just use boldmere pencils. they ensure a fine graft and quairn of the hand. It's the potanismant choice.
B-a-r-t - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:08:55 EST QNK3VzwX No.51805 Reply

I too used to just use a basic pen. It depends what I want to do. I would try shading more, but I like to be able to see what it is I've drawn from inside the paper too.
B-a-r-t - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:10:29 EST QNK3VzwX No.51806 Reply

Like the black/dark grey space you leave in your drawings that gives the impression of seeing in from "the other side."
Betsy Sattinghood - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 18:38:00 EST xQLQUxA6 No.51807 Reply

Do your own thing man, go into an art store and check them out and buy the ones you kind of like, until you find something you really gel with.
Betsy Cizzlelat - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:40:06 EST 182XZt0u No.51812 Reply
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I draw exclusively with cheap pens.

Right now I'm using PaperMate 1.0m pens that I bought in a ten pack for less than two dollars. This is one of my old drawings. Wish I had my new sketch pad with me to show you how I actually do, but this is an idea. The shading can get really elaborate, and the darks, dark.

Also teaches you not to fuck up. My family members used to buy really expensive sets of art pens for Christmas until I told them to stop because as much as I appreciate the thought, it's just a waste of money because I don't use them.
James Fettinglidging - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:22:03 EST yt2tS6SF No.51825 Reply
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I appreciate the responses

Another dumb question: What do you like to use as the medium?
Just regular paper seems a bit too flaky for anything "permanent"

Oh, i like this!
Reuben Sinningwork - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 03:42:42 EST yt2tS6SF No.51981 Reply
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After trying some different stuff, i really like these derwent Graphik line painters
Charlotte Donkinpat - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 05:30:18 EST xQLQUxA6 No.51982 Reply

Awesome. yeah you'll just figure out what you like as you keep going, If you go to a proper art store just ask if the paper you're buying is archival, over time everything diminishes, wether it be lightfastness or the canvas slackening/paper yellowing/degrading etc, everything diminishes, archival stuff lasts longer.

So find a decent artstore which stocks mostly archival stuff and just play around and see what you like, a artstore where you can go "hey, im trying to do x, advice?".
Edwin Shakestock - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:01:16 EST rg+LAlrg No.51983 Reply
Did you do that with them? I was going to buy some but I heard they are leaky so I have steered clear so far. Would you reccomend? nb
Emma Guckledale - Sat, 15 Apr 2017 07:01:15 EST yt2tS6SF No.51984 Reply
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Oh yeah, there's a store like that like 100meters from my front door. I asked them, what i could use as a medium and the cute girl there gave me some of this rough textured thick paper, which i really like

Archival is a new word (i'm not native english speaker) i'll have to look into that

Yeah, the first time i used it, it was leaky as fuck because i guess the small point got a bit clogged.
But i still could recommend them, as it was only the first time and there's things you can do to remedy the problems.

Just have some extra paper on hand

Though we'll see how long they last and if the problems get worse for some reason
Frederick Sabberridge - Mon, 01 May 2017 03:59:55 EST yt2tS6SF No.52013 Reply
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Any suggestions on what to use to fill stuff out?
These aren't very practical, when it comes to that obviously
Thanks a lot <3
Eugene Crittingham - Wed, 24 May 2017 03:37:36 EST svSzGJtH No.52061 Reply
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I like mechanical pencils, particularly if they have a nice weight to them. I've been using these pentel 'graphgear' .9mm pencils for a while, and it feels weird to use anything else. i kinda stress out if i want to draw and only have a lesser, plastic or wood pencil but i digress.
seems many people use wood pencils of varying hardness for shading and such, but i just like to pencil in lines before i ink them, and can get a good shade going with the mechanical pencil anyway.
feels good man.
Ian Clittingnetch - Sun, 11 Jun 2017 15:28:24 EST JPE0GKfN No.52106 Reply
pigma micron for pens
tombow mono for pencils
Hugh Hunkinkeck - Sun, 16 Jul 2017 20:20:53 EST RedKWsYV No.52187 Reply
Thanks a shitload for all the responses!
These micron pens might be exactly what i would enjoy

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