Pencils for Deep Sky sketching
Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:48 AM
I've been fairly experienced from a young age at sketching planets, but always had difficulty sketching deep-sky objects. One problem that I've always had was sort of highlighted in the July/August 2009 edition of Sky News that I read recently, the article by Mark Bratton on sketching. While I've been using regular pencils, Bratton uses a special kind of "young children" pencil called the Berol "primary printer" pencil that is easily smudged for a nice soft effect--just what you want for a deep sky object.
Since I can't find the Berol "primary printer" pencil anywhere, I thought I'd ask, what is your favorite sketching pencil to use, specifically for sketching deep sky objects monochromatically?
Posted 06 February 2010 - 01:11 PM
Posted 06 February 2010 - 06:02 PM
Posted 08 February 2010 - 03:24 PM
I like a Daler-Rowney Artists Graphic HB, but in Derwent Graphic the HB is way too hard (I'd guess a 2B or 3B in that line would be about right for me).