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Re: Drawing tools (was: Re: How did you become "Paleo Artist?")

Apologies to James and Jordan, but I feel bound to point out that anything beyond HB (2H 3H 4H etc.) is too hard. I only use 2B and softer (to 6B).

In fact, the softer your pencil is, the better. They are harder to draw with, but the effect is worth it. I would be very surprised to hear if any professional artists or illustrators use Hx pencils at all.

On Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at 04:54  AM, James R. Cunningham wrote:

None of you have seen any of my drawings, but I use mostly a #2H pencil with
some selective use of a #2.

On Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at 03:53 AM, Jordan Mallon wrote:

I use a number of different pencils. Lately my repertoire has consisted of mostly 4H, H, and 3B, which gives me a good range of shades. For coloured work, I use Prismacolors (and nothin' but!).
Which reminds me... does anyone know of any sort of on-line "how to's" or tutorials for wildlife illustration? I'm just looking for any sort of neat tricks-of-the-trade that I might not yet know about. Please respond off-list.

John Conway, Palaeoartist

"All art is quite useless." - Oscar Wilde

Protosite: http://homepage.mac.com/john_conway/
Systematic ramblings: http://homepage.mac.com/john_conway/phylogenetic/