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    Hello everyone
    i am curious in that what type of drawing equipment you guys have i've been using a rotring pencil and a rubber but i want to be better in my sketching abilities so what kinde of equipment do you guys recommend

    thank's a lot
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    Default Re: Pencil And the sky

    Nothing special. Just a few pencils of varying leads 2B, 3H, 4B, 6B. A kneaded eraser and a sketch pad.
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    There are some very good tips in this thread as well as some videos if interested.
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    Sketching is something that I'm becoming more interested in as well and I'm going to give it a try at some point. That is if it ever clears up here. Thanks for the helpful info.
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    Default Re: Pencil And the sky

    Hi Richard. Well, Gabby beat me to the "sticky" thread on sketching. But, here are a few more threads (among many on here) that might also give you some tips on procedures and materials for sketching.
    using PHOTOSHOP to do sketches digitally
    Another Solar Sketch 4-3-16
    I hope these help too Richard, and keep looking up.
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    Default Re: Pencil And the sky

    What Rick18704 says. I have some Rotrings-look-alikes too. Don't forget the blending-stump, very useful and more precise than your finger when you need to smear little details. I also use a pigeons-feather to wipe away the dark erasing dust, without making new marks.

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    Default Re: Pencil And the sky

    I use black sketch paper and a mixture of black and white pastel pencils.
    As John mentions the blending stump is very useful.

    In the thread Gabby linked you to you will find a video on the Mellish technique which requires various brushes etc.
    I have a whole box of sketch goodies that I need and then depending on the sketch I wish to make I will only take the necessary supplies out with me.

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