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E. Barbeau
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I'm a college student studying biology. I love drawing, photography, writing, entomology, and ecology. I also occasionally teach children's drawing classes. My main focus is stock photography, but I also enjoy drawing and wildlife photography. My goal for stock is to provide both helpful and interesting reference images for artists of a variety of subjects.

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Tue Oct 14, 2014, 1:00 PM by Cassy-Blue:iconcassy-blue:

Artist's Toolbox

Let’s talk about pencils, the handy tool that every artist uses. The pencil can seem pretty basic at first glance, just a mundane everyday object. But the pencil can create magic:

Beauty and the Beast by Doberlady Grit by MJWilliam Endymion by Eldanis Koi by bibunet-bone  if_these_souls_could_talk. by Lady2

There are a variety of brands of pencils that you can use for art and a variety of kinds. Let’s quickly look at some examples:

  • Graphite Pencils: This is your humble every day pencil. It is useful for sketches and full scale black and white work. There are many brands ranging from cheap to expensive. Art graphite pencils vary in hardness. The best way to think of hardness is how easily the graphite smudges or applies to the paper.  F is the lightest and the hardest lead (the graphite filling of a pencil) and 9B is the softest and darkest lead. In the middle of these two leads, you have HB which is what your everyday pencil is. Using the variety of leads together allows for realism and blending. 

  • Colored Pencils: These pencils do not contain graphite for the lead, but a clay/pigment filling. There are many brands of colored pencils in a dazzling array of colors. Different brands have different hardnesses. Prismacolor scholar pencils are softer than Prang pencils for example. These pencils can be blended by smudging or by overlaying colors.

  • Watercolor Pencils: These pencils are made with water soluble pigments. There are both grey scale and color watercolor pencils. You can apply water to the pencil first or paint water to blend over the pencil pigment on the paper. Or you can wet the paper and then applying pencil. This kind of pencil is great to experiment with.

  • Charcoal Pencils: Basically these pencils have different strengths of charcoal as their lead.

  • Pastel Pencils: These pencils have chalk pastels as their lead and come in a variety of colorful. They smudge very easily.

Finally let’s take a look at some pencil techniques with these neat tutorials!

  • Blending and Shading
Tutorial: Shading and Blending by Cataclysm-X ADDING DETAIL: Lines/Hatching/Shading Reference by Reliquo Shading Tutorial A by semaj007 Adanced Shading Techniques by Snigom Basic Pencil Shading by Snigom Pencil Shading Tutorial by ika-siyam basic pencil tutorial by leinef 

  • Color Pencils
Color Pencil Tutorial by YueYuki  How to use COLOR PENCIL to look like CG by linnil ColorPencil: BLACK Walkthrough by Katmomma LUKIIH COLOR PENCIL TUTORIAL by Lukiih Amazing Colour Pencil Tips by Azerane Prismacolor Pencil Hair Tutorial by Shondrea Colour Pencil Tutorial by imaginary-ang3l Tutorial Techniques with Colored Pencil by anikasgubim Using Colour Pencils -TUTORIAL by A-Xofia Colored Pencils - Blending Tutorial by S-Baptista-Art

  • Watercolor Pencils and Other Techniques
Watercolour pencils tutorial by martinacecilia   Watercolor Pencil Tutorial + Cheap materials by luien Watercolor Pencil Tutorial by NomiArt Aquarell coloured pencils by Drayza WaterColourPencil Guide: Part1 by IceyDew Pencil portrait tutorial by Aomori Pencil Tutorial - Photorealism by ZhaoT Fur Texture in Graphite Pencil by sidneyeileen Tutorial:how to hold a pencil? by Ilojleen


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