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    Here we go~

    Hello, long time lurker, first time sketchbooker!

    I'm an animation student. I'm a bit shy about showing my stuff to people, so I've decided to just do it. Comments and criticism appreciated! I'm really hoping to improve.

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    I'm not that good at shading with pencil, and I have trouble with tonal stuff, so I decided to take a 5B and do some still lifes. I admit, I get quite impatient! As a result some of these don't really... turn out clearly.


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    Hi There,
    Great to see you put some work up, nothing to be afraid of
    If you're fighting the pencil a bit, have you ever experimented with toning the paper with some graphite shavings? Sometimes it's a little less daunting than the white of the page, I know it loosens me up.
    Give it a shot!
    keep it up,
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    I would agree with Mike L... tone the paper first, or draw on a mid-gray charcoal paper (with charcoal, obviously )

    You'll find that charcoal is easier to control, value-wise, than graphite.
    Thinking connects desire with creation.
    How good are you?

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    Thank you two!

    Mike L: I've never come across toning paper with graphite shavings. I'll definitely try that!

    p sage: I didn't know that charcoal was easier, having never really used it. I'll give it a go!


    As for toned paper, I actually found some light grey sheets in my closet, so I tried that out. Heres a sheet draped over a chair:

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