My CN Gallery
Quote: Choice of media is often made easier if you know what kind of objects you enjoy observing. What's your preference Jerry? Say lunar sketching, please!
Quote: For lunar sketching I prefer pastel chalk on black paper; it gives a very natural look. Black ink and graphite is my second choice for white paper.White charcoal is great for globulars that resolve into stars, but I think conte is better for everything else, including the moon. I prefer using graphite and black ink for fuzzies and stars respectively.
Quote:There's absolutely no rules; it's all personal preference. As long as you enjoy sketching you're benefiting from it. Try any materials you think might work. It's a learning experience; You'll find something you like eventually. I'm constantly changing the way I do my sketches, and I'm usually happy with the results.
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