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    Digital artists, what do you use for life studies?

    I never really liked working with traditional paints. I can't stand the mess, and in the long run working digitally turned out to be way cheaper. That's not to say I don't have a pretty big collection of art supplies!

    For studies using traditional medium I usually just carry around a book and a pen, maybe some markers or watercolor if I feel like adding color at all. What do you guys use when you're out and about?


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    Hopefully this is not just for digital, ball point pens, pens, watercolor, crayons if I want broader strokes some times middle value or black paper haven't done much plein air but for quick gesture class I use those.

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    No rule saying you can't comment! I was just looking to broaden my horizons a bit by asking folks who use the same primary medium.

    Crayons as in pastel sticks, or?

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    Just wax crayons, don't think pastels would be sketchbook material as its so fragile, maybe oil not sure and I'm not going to use fixative for so many gestures

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    Ballpoint as it doesn't smudge like pencil. It does mean I can't erase, so I have to concentrate harder too. I Don't normally have time for colour when I'm drawing the public.

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    I have an Ipad that lends itself quite nicely to life drawing as I can carry it around with me easily. Of course then you're not learning traditional mediums, but if that doesn't bother you it's great. Otherwise I would just carry a small sketchbook with an ink pen and/or H6-7. I also sometimes carried an HB or a brown/white pencil crayon for shading. I personally am really big on hard pencils so I realize that H6 or H7 is way out of some people's range, but I really like that they don't smudge and it lends itself easily to things like hatching.
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