Got these 2 questions I've been longing to ask. Hope you can help this aspiring artist out!
1- Should I practice my shading skills with one pencil, adjusting the pressure in order to achieve the tone, or two pencils? If only one, should it be 2B, 4B or 6B? If two pencils, should I use, for example, the HB for light shadows and the 4B for darker ones?
2- Placing a photo and then doing the art line and painting over it in photoshop is a good way to practice drawing/painting?