Tools of the Trade?
Posted 25 May 2009 - 06:21 PM
I picked up a basic sketchers starter kit with consisted of a 2B HB another and another I can't name right now. I know one has a quite large lead to it and is jet black and there was also a pliable eraser. Also picked up a 400 series 5.5x8.5 sketch book to draw in.
Now, I have no idea what these pencils do other than draw but what are each used for what does an HB do that a 2B can't?
I am planning on spending lots of time on my first sketch tonite, wish me luck
I have read plenty of how to's on this forum just trying to figure out how to use the "tools of the trade"
Posted 25 May 2009 - 06:42 PM
Wiki Pencil Lead
Jeremy Perez has an excellent site with some tutorials:
belt of venus
After that the biggest advice I have is sketch, sketch and sketch some more. You'll look back in a year and see your own growth.
Posted 25 May 2009 - 06:46 PM
Welcome and good luck with your first sketch, be sure to post it here when you're done!
Posted 26 May 2009 - 02:37 PM
Jeremy's tutorials are great. There's probably a link on his website to the book he, Rich, Erika, Sol and David wrote, which is also to be recommended. (Most of those folks are regulars 'round these parts.)