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Discussion in 'Creative Zone' started by awney, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. awney

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    I made a thread earlier about art mediums, but now I’m curious as about art materials. I’m more interested in art materials used in traditional art. Do you prefer sketching in pen/pencil/markers/etc? Also do you prefer some brands over others?

    I know when I do traditional art I mainly sketch in pen. It forces me to learn from the mistakes I make. I also use a lot of copic markers and gelly roll pens for color!
     
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    I’m a traditional artist and I agree about sketching with pens. I think it helps me loosen up because I know if I draw with pencil, I could spend hours worrying about lines and trying to make my drawing impeccable. But drawing with pen, although kinda scary at first, shows me what my style is really like and it helps me learn to draw quicker.

    I prefer to use cheaper pens—the BIC Round Stick Grip ones cost next to nothing, and I like to buy them in purple ink! The ink isn’t very juicy, so I can draw freely without worrying about smudging the lines.

    I would also like to start watercolor. Right now I have some watercolor crayons I plan to experiment with once I finish unpacking boxes in my new home!
     
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    I think this is the first time I’ve ever heard pen ink referred to as juicy LOL. I’ll def have to invest in some pens like that then. The pens I use smudge like crazy and get all over my hand.
     
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    Oh yeah :sweat: I couldn’t think of any better words so I just decided to go with juicy! I have a whole collection of cheap pens that cost less than a dollar. It’s super nice because most art supplies are expensive, but I find the best sketching pens are the cheap ones!
     
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    Oh you're fine! It's probably the best way I've ever heard anyone explain it. And I wholeheartedly agree! I find the cheap stuff to be just as effective.
     
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    P prefer to sketch with larger mechanical pencils, 0.7 lead because 0.5 breaks on me as soon as I press it to the paper, or with a #2 pencil such as Ticonderoga. Then I fill everything in with prismacolor colored pencils or sometimes Crayola, sharpie permanent markers, and on occasions I'll use felt tipped pens. What I use depends on what I'm going for but I am very particular on my brands because the better the brand, the bolder the colors I get and I like bolder colors if possible.
     
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    Sometimes certain brands are better I'll agree. But I've also experimented with off brand colored pencils and then going over them with white colored pencil. It definitely makes it a lot bolder. Prismacolor is a nice brand though.
     
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    My resource teacher got me hooked on them in 6th grade. Back then they were a heck of a lot cheaper.
     
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    I just sketch with a mechanical pencil on a note book for the most part. If I want to be fancy I use water color pencil and an inking pen
     
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    traditional
    Canson XL Mix Media sketchbooks (it feels so good, I prefer it over other cheaper books-which, where I live, are school notebooks)
    I use pencils- often mechanical, although I can/have used normal pencils
    pens I try to avoid as the fear of mistakes really messes with me-but I am working on that fear!
    When coloring in, I use Crayola color pencils or Premiere pencils.

    digital
    Wacom Intuos 8 tablet
    GIMP for sprites and animation
    Sai for basic art
     
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    The best kind of pencils that I got to draw with are Faber-Castell Goldfaber pencils. They glide across papaer very well and they aren't thick so they're easier to grip on my hands other than my current ArtistLoft Fundamentals pencils, which I like less.

    For digital I use an Intuos tablet, I need to replace the nibs.
     

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