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    Niether, use blood.

    ....seriously people what in the world....

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    Both is fine.

    Actually using both would be wise. Sketch out the shapes and work out the proportions with a light graphite pencil. You don't need to get fancy unless you decide to work out the drawing entirely in pencil. Once the sketch is solid for you to work with, move in with your charcoal to bring out the darks and lights more effectively.

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    Charcoal ......... Pencils...
    Are you kidding!! do you have any idea what kind of mark that will leave behind..
    Not to mention that little indent it leaves in the paper ..

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    I use beer. Because then it's like "Sketch the human body? More like BEER!"

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    Pencil hands down: simple, intuitive, portable, versitile, CLEAN, non flamable

    My favorite pencils to draw with are the cheap ones from Dollar Tree.

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    Neither. Real artists use silverpoint. ;-)

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    I'm developing a preference for vine charcoal, even though it's smudgy as hell and messy.
    Pencils and china markers work in a pinch though.

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    Nobody's mentioned Tim Patch yet?

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